The Institut für Planetologie

We study the origin of the solar system, the formation and chemical differentiation of asteroids and terrestrial planets, and the geologcial evolution of these bodies. To address these questions, we use a wide range of methods, including laboratory experiments, meteoritics, isotope geochemistry and remote sensing, and also participate in space missions. More information about the individual research areas can be found here:

  • Analytical Planetology

                1) Cosmochemistry and isotope geochemistry
                2) Impact research
                3) Meteoritics
                4) Solar system forensics