On a field trip to Elephant Rocks State Park in the St. Francois Mountains of Missouri.
Working to clear the road of a nuisance lava flow, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
Permian Reef Geology Trail,On a Department field trip to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX.
Apollo landing sites as seen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera
A slice of lunar meteorite Shisr 166 from Oman

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

Photo of the Week

June 26, 2015: The rock stops here.
"The Chasm," at the Agawa rock pictograph site, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.  The chasm began as a basaltic dike intruding granite.  The soft basalt eroded much faster than the harder granite, leaving a narrow chasm.  Photo by Randy Korotev
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