Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on the surface of Mars - self portrait
On our Department field trip to the Colorado Plateau in 2009, our first glimpse of the Grand Canyon was just as the sun was going down.
Apollo landing sites as seen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
A slice of lunar meteorite Shisr 166 from Oman
A specimen of the mineral crocoite, from the collection of Scott Rudolph. Crocoite is lead chromate, PbCrO4.

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Whether you're interested in studying the world beneath your feet, or worlds farther away, the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences provides the tools for understanding the processes that shape our planet and other solar system bodies. Understanding the Earth system is also the key to addressing many environmental challenges, including climate change, water quality, and sources of energy. More...

Upcoming Events

Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 204 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm

Photo of the Week

May 25, 2016: E&PS seniors on commencement day
Photo by Margo Mueller
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