Explore Planetary and
Solar Systems Science at LPL

Welcome to the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory


Coronavirus Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices in the Kuiper, Sonett, and Drake Buildings are closed to the public, but you can reach the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Monday–Friday 8am-5pm, at 520-621-6963.

Statement on Diversity

LPL strives to address inherent problems that exist within planetary science, and academia in general.  LPL is at the forefront of planetary and space sciences, and as such must stand as an ally to and in solidarity with people of color, immigrants of all statuses, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, and all those who intersect with these groups. We strongly believe that the science and knowledge we pursue every day is a human pursuit strengthened through the participation of these historically minoritized groups.

Science can succeed only if there is diversity—diversity of ideas, of perspectives, and of individuals.


Research Focus Areas

Pursuing interdisciplinary research spanning the breadth and depth of planetary science.


Spacecraft Missions and Instrumentation

Exploring the Universe as investigators on spacecraft mission and instrumentation teams.