Our researchers are tackling compelling challenges in earth science research, from the formation of the solar system and the evolution of life through deep time to the characterisation of new mineral species.
The Museum's vast collections of meteorites, rocks, minerals and fossils support our staff's unique expertise in natural resources, planetary geology and the evolution of life on Earth.
Earth sciences news
Dinosaur diaries: Spinosaurus, sauropod necks and a new 'starry lizard'
Dinosaur experts share some of the latest science news and views from across the world of palaeontology.8 May 2020
Ancient river systems on Mars seen in unparalleled detail
A satellite has revealed ancient Martian rivers in more detail than ever before.5 May 2020
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: navigating the lava fields
Discover the extraordinary story behind Luis Luis Vilariño's winning image and the risks he took for the perfect shot.
Nine ways Museum scientists are fighting the planetary emergency
Discover how we're fighting to keep nature healthy.