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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April 20 -"Life Finds A Way: Ascertaining the Characteristics of Perchlorate-supported Ecosystems on Habitable Worlds in our Solar System" Dr. Kennda Lynch, Lunar and Planetary Institute, 4:15 pm

April 27 -"The First Billion Years of Lunar Evolution: A Geophysical Perspective" Dr. Alex Evans, Brown University, 4:15 pm






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