Planetary Sciences and Meteoritics

The study of the origin and history of the solar system, planets and natural satellites, interplanetary dust and interstellar medium, lunar samples, meteors, and meteorites, asteroids, comets, craters, and tektites.


David Stegman
Associate Professor
Vashan Wright
Assistant Professor
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Studies the interior of planets, specifically terrestrial bodies like Earth, the Moon, Mars, and Mercury.

Specializing in high-precision isotopic analyses, elemental abundances, and petrology. Our main areas of research are in the fields of cosmochemistry and mantle and crustal geochemistry.