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Planetary Science Institute is researching the universe, one world at a time – including our home, Earth.

Looking for ancient rock beyond Earth

Earth’s continents are each different and have changed through time, but they all have one thing in common — the presence of one or more cratons, forming their ancient nuclei. …

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The Planetary Science Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to exploring the cosmos.

Our team of renowned scientists is involved in numerous NASA and international space missions, studying the solar system and beyond. Since 1972, we are committed to advancing our understanding of the cosmos.