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BIO 325 students carry fossils from the Crystal Geyser Quarry Utah 2021

Sep 8, 2021

Expedition Extreme: A Summer in the Field With the Zanno Lab

Paleontologist Lindsay Zanno recounts her research team's summer in the field. 

Venus

Jun 23, 2021

‘Pack Ice’ Tectonics Reveal Venus’ Geological Secrets

Venus' surface shows evidence of tectonic motion that could mean the planet is still geologically active. 

volcano

Apr 12, 2021

Podcast: Volcanoes

Arianna Soldati, a volcanologist and assistant professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences, explains what volcanoes do and what it feels like to get up close and personal with a lava flow. 

Simulated view of Venus

Sep 17, 2020

Venus’ Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin

Some of the oldest terrain on Venus could provide insights into the enigmatic planet's geological history. 

Caloris Basin on Mercury

Dec 16, 2019

Mercury’s Volcanic Activity — or Lack of It — Could Help Us Find Other Earth-like Worlds

Planetary geologist Paul Byrne's research on how volcanic activity changes rocky planets over time can help us identify other planets similar to Earth. 

Rachel Atkins in Zion National Park

Sep 25, 2019

Planetary Geology Graduate Student Selected for NASA Honor

Rachel Atkins was selected for the prestigious Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science Technology funding opportunity. 

Sera Cole

Aug 30, 2019

The Newest Members of the Sciences Pack

The college is welcoming more than 750 new students this fall. Meet three of them. 

Lewis Owen works in the field

Jul 15, 2019

Geologist Owen Named Head of MEAS Department

Lewis Owen, a prominent geologist at the University of Cincinnati, has been named head of the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. 

Artist’s depiction of a moon base with a view of Earth in the distance. Pavel Chagochkin/Shutterstock.com

Mar 5, 2019

Mining the Moon

Utilizing the moon's resources could help make solar system exploration more economical. 

Aug 3, 2017

From Planetary to Microscopic: Winners of the 2017 NC State Research Image Contest

Researchers from the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences were among the winners in the second NC State Research Image Contest.