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Welcome to New Worlds & Discoveries

AGU's Planetary Sciences Section encompasses basic research into the nature of planets and how they work, as well as the planning and implementation of space missions for exploration and discovery.

Members of the Section are interested in understanding both the current properties of the known planets and the formation and evolution of each planetary body and its environment from the core through the magnetosphere. Small bodies, that is, rings, satellites, comets, asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects are also within our purview. The area of Astrobiology seeks to understand the conditions and environments that might have been conducive to the origin and evolution of life, and to the formation, detection and characterization of extra-solar planets.

Approaches to planetary research include acquisition and analysis of data accumulated from spacecraft and telescopes, analytical and experimental laboratory analyses, and the formulation and testing of analytical and numerical models of natural systems. Geophysical and geochemical principles from all sections of AGU are tested and applied as new discoveries are made that illuminate complex planetary processes.

Explore Our Website

Learn about the researchers behind the science by reading some recent articles. The latest research can be browsed in current planetary science journals. Join us at one of many meetings and conferences and get social by connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

2015 Pierazzo International Student Travel Award

This award is established by the Planetary Science Institute in memory of Senior Scientist Betty Pierazzo to support and encourage graduate students to build international collaborations and relationships in planetary science.

Application deadline is December 15, 2014. Visit the award website for details.

Amazon Web Services Research Grants

Amazon Web Services and AGU have announced a special opportunity at Fall Meeting for attendees to apply for Amazon Web Services research grants. These grants provide recipients with credits to use Amazon cloud computing resources free of charge and granting through this program is exclusively for AGU Fall Meeting on-site and virtual attendees.

Visit the website for more information and application details.

Save Planetary Science

The President’s FY2015 Budget is Out! Do your part to fight the large cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Budget!

Open Letter: President of the Planetary Society to AGU Members

Please read this message about budget advocacy from Planetary Society President Jim Bell.

Upcoming Meetings

Visit our Meetings page for additional meetings and details.

AGU Fall Meeting

2014 Fall Meeting

San Francisco, California
December 15-19, 2014

The President’s FY2015 Budget is Out! Do your part to fight the large cuts to NASA's Planetary Science Budget!

Learn about the new Ronald Greeley Early Career Award in Planetary Science.

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Network with researchers, AGU members & others interested in planetary science.









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