Planetary Group

The planetary group seeks to understand the origin and evolution of the Solar System. They accomplish this primarily by exploring the various constituents (comets, asteroids and planets) of the Solar System theoretically, observationally, and experimentally.

Small Bodies (Comets, Asteroids, Dust)
Planets
Exoplanets
Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology    Joint Space-Science Center    Two intriguing investigations -- One flight-proven spacecraft    UMd Astronomy-Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Partnership    UMd Astronomy-Cote d'Azur Observatory Scientific Cooperation and Academic Exchange