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