Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies is an entity belonging to the Smithsonian Institution research organization in Washington, DC in the United States, which was founded in 1972. The Center is a research scientist in the fields of planetology, geophysics, and biophysics. As Regional Planetary Image Facility at the NASA Center stores the images and maps of planets and their moons. In addition, there recordings are stored, taken by space shuttle. The Center is responsible for the two exhibitions Exploring the Planets and Looking at Earth the National Air and Space Museum, where the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies also located. In addition, all other areas of the museum are supported.
The Center is engaged in, among other things with the investigation of the tectonic history of the planet Mercury, the development of geological maps of the planet Venus, the study of the geomorphology on Earth and exploring the terrain formations of Mars.