A recently released set of topography maps provides new evidence for an ancient northern ocean on Mars. The maps offer the strongest case yet that the planet once experienced sea-level rise consistent with an extended warm and wet climate, not the harsh, frozen landscape that exists today.
Dani Buchheister, a doctoral student in geobiology and astrobiology, is among Penn State’s 21 new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program recipients — six in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences — for the 2022-23 academic year.
Fracking for natural gas in parts of Pennsylvania with a legacy of energy extraction may increase the risk of groundwater contamination, according to a team led by Penn State scientists.
Kimberly Lau is being honored by the Geological Society of America (GSA) with its 2022 Donath Medal, or Young Scientist Award.
Seventeen Penn State graduate students including two from Geoscience have received 2022 NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant awards and been named graduate fellows.
Christopher House will serve as director of the Consortium for Planetary and Exoplanetary Sciences and Technology, effective July 1. House succeeds James Kasting, the consortium’s inaugural director, who is retiring after nearly 35 years at Penn State.
Jesse Reimink will use the Faculty Early Career Development Program from the National Science Foundation to shed light on how the Earth’s continents took shape between 2.5 and 4 billion years ago
During spring break, undergraduate and graduate students taking a course on marine biogeochemistry visited the Florida Keys for field exercises.
A team led by Penn State scientists combined a machine learning approach and traditional botanical language to find and describe new features for fossil identification.
Lee Kump, John Leone Dean in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.