Welcome to the PASS Homepage

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We are a research group at Boston University studying the Aurorae on Jupiter and Saturn as well as Venus and Mars and the escape of their atmospheres into space. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) allows us to take beautiful images of the Aurorae on the giant planets. A sounding rocket carrying an ultraviolet echelle spectrograph that we designed and built will allow us to study the escape of the upper atmosphere of Venus. We also participate in the MAVEN mission to study the escape of the martian atmosphere from orbit about Mars.

For information on who we are and how to contact us, please visit our Group and Contact pages. For background information on the science we are conducting, please visit our Science Background page. For specific information on our projects, please see the links below.