Centre for Planetary Sciences


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The Centre for Planetary Sciences (CPS) is one of the United Kingdom's leading centres for planetary science. It houses expertise in understanding planets from their deep interiors, through their surfaces and atmospheres, to their space environment. This expertise is complemented by world leaders in astronomy, terrestrial and solar science, life and chemical sciences.

CPS members play key roles in planetary space missions such as Mars Express, Cassini Huygens and Rosetta. The Centre is also one of three UK universities to play a leading role in the European Union-funded Europlanet project that brings together Europe’s major planetary science centres.

The CPS is a centre of excellence for research in planetary sciences, based on a collaboration between three UCL departments -Physics and AstronomyEarth Sciences, and Space and Climate Physics - and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck. It forms part of the UCL Institute of Origins, which promotes world-leading research at UCL in topics related to the Origins and Evolution of the Universe. Read more...

CPS News and Events

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Starship Symposium London at RAS

Published: Oct 15, 2013 3:57:07 PM

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APEX meetings starting this week 17 Oct

Published: Oct 15, 2013 3:28:39 PM

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Iron in the Earth’s core weakens before melting

Published: Oct 11, 2013 3:39:00 PM

Mars, Acidalia Planitia and Tempe Terra

EPSC2013 features on UCL web front page!

Published: Oct 8, 2013 3:43:21 PM

UCL-EPSC 2013 logo. Credit: Dr. Pete Grindrod

The Planets have arrived in London! EPSC 2013 at UCL, 8-13 September

Published: Sep 8, 2013 10:03:00 AM

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