Undergraduate student firing the "Betsy Gun" during an Exploration & Environmental Geophysics (EPSc 454) field exercise on active-source seismic exploration.
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.
Banded iron formation, Soudan Underground Mine State Park, Minnesota, with a nickel for scale.
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Curiosity's wheels on Mars

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

The origin of voluminous high-SiO2 rhyolites, the most evolved magmas on Earth, and the resolution of several paradoxes
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 12:00 pm

Photo of the Week

August 26, 2015: Wildfire locations in northwestern US on August 24
Image courtesy of Wildfire Today
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