Countdown to Mars

Professor Amy Williams Discusses Next Mars Rover Mission in NASA Video Professor Amy Williams from the Department of Geological Sciences was interviewed by NASA Astrobiology for its “Countdown to Mars” video series. Throughout this month the series has been counting down the days until the launch of the Mars 2020 rover, Perseverance, by highlighting why researchers involved […]

Shifting Ground

Unusual movements beneath the Earth’s surface in Chile raise questions about a future earthquake By Cindy Spence In 1960, the largest earthquake ever recorded hit southern Chile. The 9.5 magnitude quake sent a tsunami across the Pacific Ocean, swamping Hawaii, coastal northern California, and Japan. More than 1,700 people died and about 2 million were […]

Response to Black Lives Matter Protests by the Department of Geological Sciences at UF

  Response to Black Lives Matter Protests by the Department of Geological Sciences at UF   In the past few weeks, we have witnessed another painful chapter in the long history of systemic racism and violence that has plagued our country since its birth. The senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and […]