Mt. Erebus, the most southern active volcano in the world.
Prof. Pasteris discovers franklinite [(Zn,Fe2+,Mn2+)(Fe3+,Mn3+)2O4], a rare mineral known only from New Jersey, in (of all places!) Houston.
Last rays of the sun striking central peak of Bhabha crater just before sunset on the Moon. View from the west looking east.
Curiosity rover, self portrait
Colorado River meander from Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

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

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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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