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Researchers study the geological makeup of Kīlauea, a volcano in Hawaii, as part of planetary science research. (PHOTO CREDIT : NASA SSERVI RIS4E TEAM)

Stony Brook RIS4E team studies Hawaiian volcano for NASA project

Jasmine Blennau October 16, 2014
Stony Brook University has one of nine Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) teams that will help NASA study planetary science and space exploration over the next five years.
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Joel Hurowitz, above, and his team will build an instrument called the PIXL in an attempt to prove that life once existed on Mars. (SAHER JAFRI / THE STATESMAN)

SBU chosen to build instrument to shed light on possibility of Martian life

Rachel Siford October 9, 2014
NASA awarded Joel Hurowitz, a geoscience assistant professor at Stony Brook University, and his team a 1.4 million dollar grant to build an instrument called PIXL, in order to prove past life on Mars.
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Under the microscope: the effects of napping on the human brain

Ruchi Shah September 25, 2014
All-nighters spent studying for exams and late night parties often leave students sleep deprived. Recent research outlines the benefits of napping and the ideal timing to get the most out of a nap.
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Stony Brook chosen by NASA to lead a SSERVI team

Chris Woods November 24, 2013
NASA chose Stony Brook University to lead one of nine new Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) teams, which are set to virtually explore the final frontier through multiple systems of earth, planetary and space research.
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Under the microscope: potential for former life on Mars

Mallory Locklear October 24, 2013
Are we alone in the universe? Some scientists are attempting to answer this question by exploring the closest planet most similar to Earth–Mars. There are two main ways of studying the surface of Mars. Rovers, like Opportunity and Curiosity, are currently operating on the planet. The other method is satellites. Dr. Deanne Rogers, assistant professor in the Geosciences Department at Stony Brook University, uses satellites to search for signs of past Martian life.
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Hurricane Sandy knocked down several trees down across Stony Brook.  DEANNA DEL CIELLO/STATESMAN FILE

A super long wait for a super storm

Katherine Kurre September 12, 2013
As the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, some are trying to predict if there will be a repeat of the devastating storm.
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Beierle passed up playing rugby in the fall semester to complete his internship in NASAs aeromechanics branch. (PHOTO CREDIT: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY)

Junior rugby player returns from internship at NASA

Jessica Suarez April 3, 2013

As a mechanical engineering major at Stony Brook University, Connor Beierle is one step closer to achieving “the childhood dream he never let go of”—the dream of one day becoming an astronaut...

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Minority graduation rates on the rise at SBU

Matt Sacco October 8, 2012

Last week, The Education Trust released a national report highlighting Stony Brook University’s dramatic success in improving the graduation rates of its underrepresented minority students. Between 2004...

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Raindrop Formation Affected by a Variety of Factors

February 3, 2003

With grants from NASA andthe U.S. Department of Energy, two physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have proposed a new theory on raindrop formation. This new theory explains how rain forms in warm...

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