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earth and planetary sciences

Earth sciences
A volcanologist's view of Kilauea
Published June 13, 2018
Hopkins alum Thomas Wright, an expert on volcano hazards in Hawaii, discusses last month's Kilauea eruption
Planetary science
Super-Earth science
Published April 26, 2018
First-of-their-kind simulations offer insight into what previously had been limited to theoretical calculations
Planetary science
Atmospheric mixology
Published March 8, 2018
Planetary scientist Sarah Hörst creates the first lab-grown simulations of the atmospheric chemistries of distant exoplanets
Global warming's disproportionate impact
Published Nov 6, 2017
Effects of climate change likely to be more deadly in poor, urban African settlements
The search for water on Mars
Published Nov 2, 2017
Lecture explores lingering questions relating to the presence of liquid water on the Red Planet
Public health
An early warning system for malaria
Published Oct 23, 2017 Video
Using satellite and population data, researchers hope to give public health officials more lead time
Climate science
Breathing easier
Published June 27, 2017
Project launched by JHU grad student records Baltimore air quality data for use by researchers, policymakers
Status update?
Make Pluto a planet again
Published March 16, 2017
Planetary scientist offers a geophysical definition of planets—which would expand the number in our solar system from eight to about 110
Planetary science
How the moon was made
Published Sept 26, 2016
Stratified layer in Earth's mantle points to 'giant impact' of infant planet, research suggests
Plankton problems?
Published Nov 26, 2015
Study: Rapid growth in plankton population in North Atlantic could indicate significant climate change