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Seattle’s First Mode team and Western Washington University say they’ve won a NASA contract to advance the technology for sizing up rocks on Mars.

The project, funded under NASA’s Solar System…

WWU's Marina Kounkel used data from Gaia’s second release to trace the structure and star formation activity of a large patch of space surrounding the solar system, and to explore how this changed over time. This data release, provided in April 2018, lists the motions and positions of over…

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high…

Contact: Dennis Matthews, Map Collection Manager, Western Washington University Libraries, (360) 650-3272, or Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu

Melissa Rice, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science at Western Washington University,  will give a talk called “Mapping Mars: Our Evolving…

Contact: Dennis Matthews, Map Collection Manager, Western Washington University Libraries, (360) 650-3272, or Dennis.Matthews@wwu.edu

Melissa Rice, assistant professor of planetary science at Western Washington University, will give a talk called “Mapping Mars: Our Evolving Vision of the…

Researchers at Western Washington University are working with NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars to analyze the rocky surface with technicolor images. 

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover has been exploring the surface of Mars since it landed in the 96 mile-wide Gale…

What’s Millions of years old, undergone a lot of stress, and turned noticeably blue?

Metamorphism – the word for change in geology – is a bit of a mysterious process. A lot of ingredients are required for metamorphism to happen, but with hot temperatures (more than 200º C), high…

Western Washington University’s Physics and Astronomy Department will host Seattle Pacific University Professor Lane Seeley for “Searching for a Coherent Approach to Systems-Based Reasoning About Energy” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the Communications Facility room 105.

This event…

Western Washington University will host Moses Rifkin, the Science Department head at University Preparatory Academy in Seattle, and Abigail Daane, a professor of Physics at South Seattle College, for “A Path toward Social Justice in Physics Teaching” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the…

Yesterday, it echoed in my mind when I saw …

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