Lunch break during a Structural Geology (EPSc 460) field trip to the Ozarks
Banded iron formation, Soudan Underground Mine State Park, Minnesota, with a nickel for scale.
From the Lewis Cliff ice tongue, Antarctica, where more than 1900 meteorite stones have been collected, including LEW88516, a Martian meteorite (lherzolitic shergottite).

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...

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

Photo of the Week

June 22, 2016: Old Faithful from afar, Department field trip to Yellowstone National Park, May, 2016
Photo by Kathryn Powell.
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