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Planetary Surfaces


UCLA scientists have studied every rocky planet in the inner solar system from Mercury to Mars.  Prof. David Paige has studied the thermal properties of the north polar regions of Mercury and confirmed the presence of extensive ice deposits, and has also been involved in several Mars missions.  Prof. An Yin uses his extensive geology skills honed on Earth to study tectonics on Mars, while Prof. Gerald Schubert has studied tectonics on Venus.


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