Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on the surface of Mars - self portrait
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).
Patrick, Franklin, and a team from Saipan deploying seismometers on the island of Pagan, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
A slice of lunar meteorite Shisr 166 from Oman
Arthur's Pass in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, where undergraduate Katherine did her field mapping work.

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

Mar
29
Pluto explored! NASA’s epic voyage to the edge of the Solar System
Whitaker Hall, Room 100 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
30
Geology never sleeps: Lessons from the geologic exploration of the Pluto system
Crow Hall, Room 201 @ 4:15 pm
Mar
31
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 12:00 pm
Apr
05
What is it like to work at a research institute? SwRI and PSI
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 12:00 pm
Apr
06
Increasing public engagement through research and education at the University of California Museum of Paleontology
Rudolph Hall, Room 203 @ 4:15 pm

Photo of the Week

March 22, 2017: On Monday, the 30+ WU-E&PS attendees of the Lunar & Planetary Science Conference in Houston enjoyed the same balmy weather as our stay-at home colleagues in St. Louis.
Image credit: NOAA/NWS
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