Juliane Gross: On the NASA Team that Opened a Moon Sample Collected in 1972

Date: 11-05-19 Location: Bldg. 31 - Lunar Curation Lab Subject: ARES team extruding Apollo lunar core sample. Pictured are from left, Andria Mosie, Charis Krysh and Juliane Gross Photographer: James Blair

By Carol Peters, EOAS Communications Team The sample was collected by Apollo 17 astronauts nearly 50 years ago, and it has remained untouched ever since. EOAS faculty member Juliane Gross is a member of the NASA team that opened it for the first-time last month. On March 25, 2022 at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, a team of …

Rutgers Geology Museum Celebrates 150 Years

Former Geology Museum Curator William Valiant (early 1900s) and current Geology Museum Director Dr. Lauren Adamo (2018) pose in front of 'Manny the Mastodon' on display at the museum..

By Carol Peters, EOAS Communications Team As the first and oldest museum in America dedicated to geology, the Rutgers Geology Museum plays a vital role in the education of Rutgers University and local K-12 students and New Jersey residents. From exhibits featuring rare New Jersey minerals dating back to the early-1800s, to the legendary Ice Age Mastodon skeleton that was …

Volcanic Eruptions Contributed to Collapse of China Dynasties

Volcanic eruptions contributed to the collapse of dynasties in China in the last 2,000 years by temporarily cooling the climate and affecting agriculture, according to a Rutgers coauthored study.

Volcanic eruptions contributed to the collapse of dynasties in China in the last 2,000 years by temporarily cooling the climate and affecting agriculture, according to a Rutgers co-authored study. Large eruptions create a cloud that blocks some sunlight for a year or two. That reduces warming of the land in Asia in the summer and leads to a weaker monsoon …

Juliane Gross Awarded the Antarctic Service Medal

The United States Secretary of Defense Names Juliane Gross the Recipient of the Antarctic Service Medal

Gross received the award in recognition of the service she provides to the United States by conducting cutting-edge research in Antarctica. By Carol Heher Peters The United States of America Secretary of Defense has awarded EOAS faculty member Juliane Gross the Antarctic Service Medal “in recognition of valuable contributions to exploration and scientific achievement under the United States Antarctic Program.” …

How Rocks Rusted on Earth and Turned Red

The colorful banded Tepees are part of the Blue Mesa Member, a geological feature about 220 million to 225 million years old in the Chinle Formation in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. Photo: NPS

Important phenomenon could help assess future climate change How did rocks rust on Earth and turn red? A Rutgers-led study has shed new light on the important phenomenon and will help address questions about the Late Triassic climate more than 200 million years ago, when greenhouse gas levels were high enough to be a model for what our planet may be like …

Rutgers NASA-Funded E•NIG•MA Project Releases New Video Exploring the Origins of Life on Earth

Rutgers NASA-Funded E•NIG•MA Project Releases New Video Exploring the Origins of Life on Earth

As part of the NASA-funded E•NIG•MA project, #EOAS faculty members Paul Falkowski, Julianne Gross, Nathan Yee and colleagues across the Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences produced an eight-minute video with Tilapia Films titled “Tools of Science Case Study: E•NIG•MA.” Watch the video below to learn how teams of Rutgers researchers are exploring how life began on Earth by posing two fundamental questions: …

Revisiting a Volcano’s Wrath

By Craig Winston 40 years ago Mount St. Helens unleashed its fury with devastating results but much has been learned from the eruption since. Four decades have passed, yet Alan Robock and Clifford Mass are still intertwined by a rare geological occurrence: a major volcanic eruption in the United States. The 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens’ eruption recently …

Seeding Research

The team led by Lauren Neitzke Adamo piloted the Inspire 1 drone as it surveyed the area around “Pebble Bluff” Roadcut at Riegelsville Milford Road in Holland Township.

Three EOAS grants offer the promise of learning and discovery By Craig Winston The coronavirus crisis has brought the country, if not the world, to a halt, but it can’t completely derail research at the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS). Two of the three projects that received EOAS seed grants for the current academic year are …

Iceland Volcano Eruption in 1783-84 Did Not Spawn Extreme Heat Wave

Massive Laki volcano eruption led to unusually cold winter in Europe, Rutgers-led study says An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, will help improve predictions …

Major Deep Carbon Sink Linked to Microbes Found Near Volcano Chains

Rutgers and other scientists show how microbes help store millions of tons of carbon dioxide Up to about 19 percent more carbon dioxide than previously believed is removed naturally and stored underground between coastal trenches and inland chains of volcanoes, keeping the greenhouse gas from entering the atmosphere, according to a study in the journal Nature. Surprisingly, subsurface microbes play a role in storing …