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School of Earth and Space Exploration

Established in 2006, ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration is committed to high-impact scientific discovery. We ask important questions with deep consequences as we explore the great unknowns of the Earth, our solar system, and the universe beyond. This interdisciplinary school combines the strengths of science, engineering, and education, to set the stage for a new era of exploration. 

The school conducts field work on every continent on Earth; sends instruments on board spacecraft to investigate the Moon, Mars, and asteroids; and employs ground-based and orbiting telescopes to interrogate deep space. 

Graduates of the school’s programs are prepared to successfully conquer the many chal­lenges of the future from the management and sustainable exploration of natural resources, to life in extreme environments and building instruments to enable scientific research on Earth and in space. 

The school is home to the ASU/NASA Space Grant Program, the Mars Space Flight Facility, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, the Center for Meteorite Studies, the Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies and the Marston Exploration Theater.

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