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Are You There, Exoplanets? It’s Me, Earth

Are You There, Exoplanets? It’s Me, Earth

Space: the final frontier. Researchers at Yale work to boldly go where no researcher has gone before. With a newly designed EXtreme PREcision Spectrograph (EXPRES) that will clarify pre-existing data, Professor Debra Fischer and graduate student Lily Zhao are leading

Under the Sea: Unusual Mantle Behavior

Under the Sea: Unusual Mantle Behavior

Though hidden, Earth’s interior is full of activity. Heat from Earth’s interior drives plate tectonics, the movement of giant slabs of the Earth’s crust. At certain areas, such as along the coast of Chile, one plate slides under another, sinking

Science in the Spotlight: The Great Quake

Science in the Spotlight: The Great Quake

How an Alaskan quake helped advance earthquake science At 5:36 p.m. on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, a violent shaking disrupted a peaceful Friday night in the village of Chenega, Alaska. The villagers, primarily Alutiiq natives, noticed the water level