Cathodoluminescence (CL) image of the mineral zircon (ZrSiO4) showing internal concentric-growth zonation and a complex history.
In the Grapevine Hills, on a Department field trip to the Big Bend National Park organized by Prof. Dymek for his "Geology of National Parks" course (EPSc118a).
Ejecta from an unnamed crater on Mars as viewed by NASA's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE).
Deploying ocean bottom seismometers near the Mariana Islands for Prof. Wiens' research on plate subduction mechanisms.
Asteroid 4-Vesta on the left and a polymict eucrite on the right, a type of meteorite believed to have come from Vesta

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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May 18, 2016: On Jupiter's Moom Io: Mongibello Mons at sunset
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Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona  
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