• Murthy S Gudipati, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Important notice

With regret, SpringerOpen has decided to cease publication of Planetary Science. No further submissions will be considered for publication in the journal. SpringerOpen will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Planetary Science will remain fully searchable via the SpringerOpen website.


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Aims & scope


Planetary Science is an open access journal that publishes original contributions on subjects ranging from the study of planets in the solar system, and planet and star formation, to the origin and evolution of the solar and extrasolar planetary systems. Also covered are asteroids, comets, meteoroids, and near-Earth objects, including the terrestrial impact hazard and solar system-terrestrial relationships, and related topics concerning the physical and chemical properties of the material constitution of these bodies. The journal also publishes relevant special issues and topical conference proceedings, review articles on problems of current interest, and book reviews. The Editor welcomes proposals from guest editors for special thematic issues.

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