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Colorful augite crystals in 1.3 billion year old meteorite from Mars. Photo: James Day

Meteorites Reveal Mars' Early Atmosphere

Meteorites Reveal Mars' Early Atmosphere

M circle at UMD. Photo: John T. Consoli

Info for Spring '14 Graduates

Info for Spring '14 Graduates

Alligator in the wild floating in a river. Photo: Daphne Soares

How Do Alligators Hear?

How Do Alligators Hear?

Illustration of Kelvin waves on retracting quantized vortices after they met, crossed and exchanged tails—a process called reconnection. A new study provides visual evidence that after the vortexes snap away from each other, they develop ripples called “Kelvin waves” to quickly get rid of the energy caused by the connection and relax the system. Image: Enrico Fonda

Quantum Tornadoes

Quantum Tornadoes

Researchers' first look at Kelvin wave on quantum “tornado"

Northern gray-cheeked salamander, P. montanus. Photo: Nicholas M. Caruso.

Salamanders Are Shrinking

Salamanders Are Shrinking

Team finds one of the fastest-ever responses to environmental change.