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.


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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Planetary Experimental Petrology Laboratory (PEPL)
Studies the interior of planets, specifically terrestrial bodies like Earth, the Moon, Mars, and Mercury.