Planetary scientists seek answers to fundamental questions that involve the extended family of planets, moons, asteroids, and other bodies in the Solar System. We are a part of more than a dozen NASA missions and our chief areas of planetary research include the Moon, Mars, and the asteroids Psyche, Bennu, and the Trojan asteroids. Our scientists are engaged in exploring these objects' geological processes and histories, as well as their chemical and mineralogical composition. We also explore the origin and evolution of life on Earth and the potential for life outside it. The School's laboratory facilities for analyzing meteorites and extraterrestrial samples are among the world's finest and most up to date.
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