The Museum's staff conducts research in three major areas: Aeronautics, Space History, and Earth and Planetary Studies. Below you find a selection of our most current projects.
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Mauna Loa (1907 Lava Flow)
Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth. New studies have provided insights into the emplacement processes for recent lava flows. Learn More >>
Lowland Plains on Venus
The lowlands of Venus are dominated by volcanic lava flows, which have many features similar to ones found on volcanoes on Earth or Mars. Learn More >>
Modification of Martian Impact Craters
Modified impact craters attest to the fact that some form of precipitation and surface runoff occurred throughout the early history of Mars. We are conducting a systematic analysis of all modified impact craters on Mars to learn more. Learn More >>