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The USGS Astrogeology Science Center is a hub for planetary research. The center provides guest facilities, labs, and numerous cartographic resources for both the scientific community and the general public. Geologists, archivists, data specialists, and cartographers are employed at the center to assist the planetary science community. 

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Education

USGS bringing planetary concepts home with the PLANETS-at-Home guides

Looking for fun and engaging educational resources in space science that you can do at home with your kids? Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) is a program for youth in grades 3-8 that provides STEM learning with an emphasis on integrating NASA planetary science and engineering content.

 

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USGS bringing planetary concepts home with the PLANETS-at-Home guides

Looking for fun and engaging educational resources in space science that you can do at home with your kids? Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) is a program for youth in grades 3-8 that provides STEM learning with an emphasis on integrating NASA planetary science and engineering content.

 

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USGS teaching planetary concepts with the PLANETS curriculum

Looking for fun and engaging educational resources in space science? Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) is an out-of-school time program for youth in grades 3-8 that provides STEM learning with an emphasis on integrating NASA planetary science and engineering content, particularly for underserved audiences.

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USGS teaching planetary concepts with the PLANETS curriculum

Looking for fun and engaging educational resources in space science? Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) is an out-of-school time program for youth in grades 3-8 that provides STEM learning with an emphasis on integrating NASA planetary science and engineering content, particularly for underserved audiences.

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Baerbel Lucchitta

Dr. Baerbel Lucchitta was one of the first women in the field of Astrogeology. She started her career by mapping the Moon and instructing the Apollo Astronauts. She worked extensively on the Valles Marineris canyons on Mars, is a vigorous protagonist of glacial flow and other ice-related features on Mars, and was awarded the Geological Society of America, Planetary Geology Division, G.K. Gilbert A

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Baerbel Lucchitta

Dr. Baerbel Lucchitta was one of the first women in the field of Astrogeology. She started her career by mapping the Moon and instructing the Apollo Astronauts. She worked extensively on the Valles Marineris canyons on Mars, is a vigorous protagonist of glacial flow and other ice-related features on Mars, and was awarded the Geological Society of America, Planetary Geology Division, G.K. Gilbert A

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