Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Solar System Pluto and the Kuiper Belt The Saturn System The Jupiter System Mars Earth The Moon Asteroid Belt Sizes and distances not to scale!
Earth | Moon | Mars | Asteroids & Meterorites | Jupiter | Saturn | Pluto & Kuiper Belt

Planetary Geoscience

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is very active in research throughout the Solar System. Our group includes 7 professors and close to 20 graduate students conducting a variety of processes using a range of scientific techniques, including laboratory studies of meteorites and lunar samples, spectroscopic observations of asteroids and Mars, participation in spacecraft missions, and field studies of terrestrial analogs.

Click on the planetary objects in the image above to learn more about UT research on those bodies.


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