Earth. Planets. Climate. Life.


The Department of Earth, Atmospheric
and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) is the place at MIT where the turbulent oceans and atmosphere, the inaccessible depths of the inner Earth, distant planets, and the origins of life all come together under one intellectual roof. 

Study Tracks “Memory” of Soil Moisture
Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
Modeling Plausible Futures
OSIRIS REx launch in 2016
Anita Killian ’85, S.M.’87 Endows New Women in XII Fund for EAPS
Short-Lived Greenhouse Gases Cause Centuries of Sea-Level Rise
Pauline Austin: Celebrating a Pioneer of Weather Radar
Twin Wins for Planetary Exploration
Batten Down the Hatches: Study finds more extreme storms ahead for California.
Celebrating the Peter H. Stone and Paola Malanotte Stone Professorship