The Planetary Science Research group in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University focuses on studying processes that generate and modify planetary crusts. Towards this end, our research incorporates a wide variety of space- and ground-based data types, including visible-near infrared spectral data, visible imagery, topography, and radar image and sounder data. Explore this website to learn more about the type of research we do and meet the members of the group.
BIG NEWS: NASA selected the VERITAS mission (!!), one of two Discovery class missions to be sent to Venus. Dr. Whitten is the Associate Deputy PI of VERITAS.