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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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Fountain by Kirwan Hall

Two Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Public Policy's Rosina M. Bierbaum and Geology's James Farquhar Honored for Research Achievements

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Europa video screengrab

Europa: The Search for Life

Geology Researchers Travel to Greenland to Lay Groundwork for Expedition to Moon of Jupiter

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Pinatubo Eruption

Rewriting the Story on Climate-Altering Eruptions

New Method Co-developed at UMD Enhances Scientists' Ability to Read Volcanic Record Buried in Ice Sheets

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Rover Selfie

Mars Rover Curiosity Has a New Talent

UMD Geologist, Partners Repurpose Navigation Instruments to Measure Gravity, Explore Planet's Geologic Past

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