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From the inaccessible depths of the terrestrial interior to the vast reaches of our galaxy, our planet and the natural systems surrounding it provide important clues to the course of our future. In MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), we examine the history and interactions of these systems in order to predict future events and states with greater accuracy.

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New Horizons: Are we there yet?

New Horizons: Are we there yet?

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MIT Professor of Planetary Sciences Richard Binzel is one of the world’s leading scientists in the study of asteroids and Pluto. As a New Horizons co-investigator Binzel has spent the best part of two decades preparing for this **summe...

Meet an EAPS Undergraduate: Molly

Meet an EAPS Undergraduate: Molly

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For her senior project, Molly Kosiarek (XII '15) helped build and automate a telescope system she named the Small AUtonomous Robotic Optical Nightwatcher or SAURON - after the ever-present eye-in-the-sky from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings ...

Introducing Sedimentologist Kristin Bergmann

Introducing Sedimentologist Kristin...

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Kristin Bergmann's multi-disciplinary research – sedimentology and stratigraphy, stable isotope geochemistry of carbonates including clumped isotope thermometry, and geobiology - focuses on reconstructing the record of environmental chan...

2015 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture

2015 Karl Taylor Compton Lecture

Compton Lecture Series

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Speaker: Mario Molina "Climate Change: Policy and Science Communication" Note: This video will be captioned on May 13, 2015

15th Annual Kendall Lecture

15th Annual Kendall Lecture

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Earlier this year, weather and climate agencies around the world declared 2014 the warmest year on record, even though the increase in global mean temperature has slowed. This warming “hiatus” has puzzled climate scientists, as it deviat...

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