Planetary Science
Planetary Science

Research in the planetary sciences at Wesleyan University is a vigorous and growing program within the Departments of Astronomy and Earth and Environmental Sciences. Our emphasis is the study of the origin of planetary systems, planetary geology and geochemistry and the application of remote sensing to terrestrial environmental problems. This work incorporates results from observational astronomy, planetary image analyses, and the laboratory and field studies of Earth analogues to other planets.

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From our Department

Gilmore, Harner ’13 Co-Author Article on Detecting Hydrous Carbonates in Mars Data

Hughes Recipient of 2015 Bok Prize for Astronomy

Study by Redfield, Johnson ’11 Published in Astrophysical Journal, New Scientist