Why study planetary geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines?
The Colorado School of Mines is one of the nation’s leading geoscience and engineering schools, and has one of the top 10 geophysics programs in the country. In addition, the school has a long tradition of research in the fields of space exploration and resource utilization. Planetary science is a growing field, both in the university at large and here in the Department of Geophysics. Here you can get a top-notch education with access to experts in a wide range of fields, while still having the advantages of a small and close-knit department. Furthermore, at an elevation of 5800′ above sea level, Mines is closer to Mars than any other institution offering advanced study in planetary science! Our colleagues at lower elevation institutions are wallowing beneath a thicker oppressive atmosphere, that leaves them feeling isolated and removed from the planets that they study. What research and opportunities exist in the field of planetary science at Mines? There are a number of researchers s