Proposals submitted to the planetary geology and geophysics program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be reviewed this fall. Scientists interested in being supported early in fiscal 1985 by the planetary and geophysics program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) should submit their research proposals to the agency by late August. Although the program accepts unsolicited proposals at any time, it is anticipated that proposals received by NASA by late August will be reviewed this fall by a peer review panel.
The program supports scientific investigations that contribute to the understanding of the geological and geophysical evolution of the planets, their satellites, and smaller solar system bodies (asteroids and comets). Several types of research efforts underpin the program: generation of new, basic data; analysis and synthesis of existing data; and combination of both activities. The program fosters the gathering, synthesis, and comparative study of data that will improve the understanding of planetary geological and geophysical processes, their extent, and the results of their interactions through time; the origin and evolution of the solar system; the nature of earth in comparison to other planets; and the origin and distribution of life in the universe.