Earth and planetary science seeks to understand the current state of the Earth and planets, their surrounding hydrospheres and interplanetary spaces, the formation of the solar and exoplanetary systems, and the origin and evolution of the Earth, planets and life, and to predict large-scale and complex changes in the Earth and planetary system.
Our department of Earth and Planetary Science is one of the premier institutes for research and education in this field in Japan. Through systematic education and individually-supervised research based on fields of applied mathematics, physics, materials science, and natural history, we strive to foster students with the ability to gain insight into natural phenomena and to develop original studies, and nurture researchers with extensive knowledge and advanced expertise in Earth and planetary science.
A photo taken after Hayabusa 2 had delivered its sample capsule to Earth and was heading back out into space for its next mission.
'I'm on my way, mother Earth'
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