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Planetary Science Institute

sharing the excitement of planetary exploration

The Planetary Science Institute studies the origin, characteristics, and evolution of planetary systems, including our solar system, Earth itself, and planetary systems around other stars. We convey the resulting knowledge to the scientific community, and to the public at large to promote science education and science literacy. We further use this knowledge to advance human activity in space and shape the future of robotic exploration of the solar system.

We use best practices aligning with Science and Engineering frameworks and 3D learning.

We engage educators as learners first and then engage in metacognitive discussions about teaching.

We use learner center approaches and look to our learners to continually improve.