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Geology

T-Rex

T. Rex’s Fancy Footwork Owed to Special Ligaments, Study Finds

UMD Researcher Part of Team That Helped Explain Dinosaur’s Speed, Endurance

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InSight

Catching Waves on Mars

UMD Researchers Help Make First Observation of Seismic Surface Waves on Another Planet, Offering Clues to Interior Structure

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satellite image of clouds

$95M NASA Cooperative Agreement to Support Research Center Focused on Global Sustainability

Funding Allows UMD to Expand Collaboration With Space Agency, Broader Research Community

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craters

New Craters Discovered on Mars by UMD Geologist and NASA Team

InSight Mission Captures Impacts, Offers New Knowledge of Planet’s Structure and Formation

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Tulips by the sundial on McKeldin Mall

Three Professors Named to National Academy of Sciences

Economist, Geologist and Engineer Bring UMD’s Total to 24

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Testudo statue

Two Professors Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sociologist Patricia Hill Collins, Geologist Richard Walker to Be Inducted for Research Into Inequality, Early Solar System

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Salt truck

New Scoring Scale Tracks Harmful Effects of Salt Pollution in Streams and Rivers

Salinity of Local Waterways Exceeds Water Quality Thresholds, New UMD-led Study Finds

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Astronaut on the moon

$3.2M NASA Grant Supports Development of Mini Moon Spectrometer

Instrument Could Uncover Resources Important to Space Exploration, Future Economy

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Dinosaur illustration

When Tyrannosaurs Dominated, Their Kids Were Terrors, Too

New UMD Study Suggests Giant Predators’ Juveniles Took Over the Ecological Role of Medium-sized Carnivores

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Truck adding salt to road

How Safer Winter Streets Endanger Water Quality, Human Health

UMD-led Study Warns Cascading Effects of Salts in Environment Require Coordinated Action

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A 3D rendition of the surface of Venus shows two coronae, ring-like structures formed when hot material inside the planet rises through the mantle and erupts through the crust.

Volcanic Venus

Study Changes View of Planet Once Considered Geologically Inactive

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A tyrannosaur Daspletosaurus hunts a young horned Spinops, while an adult Spinops tries to intervene in an illustration set 77 million years ago.

T. rex’s Long Legs Made for Marathon Walking

New Study Finds Energy Efficiency, Not Speed, Was the Point of Adaptation

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