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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. 

Corbin Kling

Jul 10, 2017

Geology Graduate Student Wins NASA Fellowship

Graduate student Corbin Kling recently won a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for his planetary geology research. 

MEAS field camp group ohoto

Jun 21, 2017

On Social: Summer in the Field

Geology majors took to Instagram to capture images of their summer classroom: the wilds of New Mexico. 

Sep 22, 2016

Revealing the Past at Oberlin Cemetery

A partnership between historians, anthropologists, preservationists and geologists is unraveling the mystery and history of Oberlin Cemetery, and they’re using some surprising technologies to do it. 

Aug 5, 2016

Researchers Find Most Volcanic Activity on Mercury Stopped About 3.5 Billion Years Ago

An NC State planetary geologist finds that major volcanic activity on Mercury most likely ended about 3.5 billion years ago.