Centre for Planetary Sciences

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.

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The CPS is a centre of excellence for research in planetary sciences, based on a collaboration between three UCL departments - Physics and Astronomy, Earth 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...

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