Planetary Geoscience

Planetary geoscientists investigate the origin and evolution of the planets and their moons, as well as asteroids and comets. One way to study these is by analyzing the composition and structures of meteorites or by analyzing samples collected and returned to Earth by astronauts or spacecraft that visit other planetary bodies. These provide information about the solar system as well as the history of planet Earth. Planetary scientists may also use lab experiments or computer simulations. Astrobiology is a type of planetary science that is focused on studying the origin and history of life in the solar system and beyond, including whether life exists on other Earth-like planets in other solar systems. (taken from Google Doc)


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Integrated Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Math
  • Remote Sensing (GIS)

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Solar System Evolution