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

Students, Faculty, Alumni Attend Planetary Science Conference in Texas

Astronomy Department Hosts Public Stargazing, Space Discovery Presentations

Paper by Gilmore, Harner MA ’13 Says Mars May Host Hydrous Carbonate Minerals