Ensuring Science Progresses During a U.S. Government Shutdown

AGU is carefully watching the federal budget situation for a possible government shutdown. Currently, the United States government is funded through today, 21 December. In the case that the budget or a continuing resolution is not passed by Congress and approved by the President, there could be a government shutdown that would impact the work of NOAA, NASA, EPA, USGS, NSF, and other scientific agencies. AGU encourages our members who work for government agencies to add a personal email address to their member record if they have not done so already so we can reach them in the case of a government shutdown.


ankaramite (an-ka'-ra-mite). An olivine-bearing basanite containing numerous pyroxene (usually clinopyroxene) phenocrysts, the former being more abundant than the latter, in a fine-grained groundmass composed of clinopyroxene microlites and calcic plagioclase. It was named by Lacroix in 1916 from Ankaramy, Malagasy.

Science Release: Faint starlight in Hubble images reveals distribution of dark matter

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have employed a revolutionary method to detect dark matter in galaxy clusters. The method allows astronomers to “see” the distribution of dark matter more accurately than any other method used to date and it could possibly be used to explore the ultimate nature of dark matter. The results were published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.


crimp . A marginal band on the aboral side of a plate in a platelike conodont element, representing the area covered by the last lamella accreted to the element.

Fall Meeting 2018 in Review

After months of anticipation and hard work, Fall Meeting 2018 is now a memory. But what a meeting it was!

Held in Washington, DC, from December 10 – 14, the 51st AGU Fall Meeting was the largest ever, with over 28,500 people converging on the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to share their science with colleagues and peers, forge and strengthen professional connections, and enjoy the company of friends both old and new. There were 101 countries were represented, over 8000 oral presentations, 17,000 poster presentations, 1,900 sessions, 22 town halls, and 800 e-lightening presentations. A whopping 465 members of the press also attended.


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