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Geology

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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InSight Mars Lander rendering

Monitoring ‘Marsquakes’

First Direct Seismic Measurements Reveal a Geologically Active Planet

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Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos

UMD-led Team Awarded $7.3M to Study Moons, Asteroids for Future Human Exploration

Team One of Eight Selected to Participate in NASA Program

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View of Grand Canyon illustrating complex geological concept

Research: Glacial Sediments Greased the Gears of Plate Tectonics

New Study Highlights Connection Between Worldwide Glaciations, Sediments, Plate Tectonics

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Goodnight Moon

The Moon Is Shrinking, and It’s Setting Off Moonquakes

UMD Researcher Is Part of Team That Found Lunar Tectonic Plate Activity

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