Goddard Space Flight Center is home to leading science organizations in Earth Science, Heliophysics, Astrophysics, and Planetary Science. In planetary alone, our scientists have vast expertise spanning the solar system. Examples include – but are not limited to:

  • Venus atmosphere and geomorphology
  • Lunar dust dynamics and volatiles
  • Mars atmospheric and surface chemistry and its volcanic history
  • Jupiter’s cloud composition and dynamics and its fascinating, active moons, including Io and Europa
  • Saturn atmospheric composition and its captivating moons Titan and Enceladus
  • Asteroids, comets, and the meteorites that give detailed scientific insight into their parent bodies
  • Ice Giants Uranus and Neptune
  • Space physics, including particles and fields
  • And analog field sites on Earth that mimic these diverse planetary environments