Geologist-astronaut Harrison H. (“Jack”) Schmitt working next to the Station 6 boulder during the third Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site on the Moon. Photo by fellow astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, commander. NASA Photo AS17-140-21493 and 21497.

Welcome to the Planetary Materials Research Group website!

The planetary materials research group conducts research focused on planetary surfaces and interiors, specifically the Moon and Mars. Our group is primarily interested in the materials that make up their surfaces and interiors, and the insight they provide about the planet’s history.

Recent Publications

Current Research Projects

Plagioclase Analysis Using Photometry

Analysis of Lunar Meteorites

ANGSA: Chemistry of the Apollo 17 Drive Tube 73002