A slice of Missouri's newest meteorite, Licking, an iron meteorite from Texas County
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto on July 14, 2015
Eruption of Calbuco Volcano, Chile, in April, 2015
A portion of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as imaged by the ESA Rosetta spacecraft, Oct 28, 2014
Classroom on the rocks, Yosemite National Park

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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Photo of the Week

April 26, 2017: Saturn's Moon Enceladus
NASA  began maneuvers this week to crash the Cassini spacecraft, into Saturn next fall. Cassini has been collecting data for 12 years but is running out of fuel.  So, it's time to review some of the fantastic image Cassini has sent us. Read more about Enceladus here. Image credit: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
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