We want to study the existence of exomoons, or moons outside of the solar system. Not only will this enhance our understanding of solar systems, but because moons are potentially habitable, we could advance the search for life.
Much of our current understanding of how large mountain belts evolve is informed from study of the Himalaya. New ideas based on the Himalaya indicate that our traditional views of mountain building may be completely incorrect.
The sediments at Virginia’s Carmel Church Quarry have yielded over 50 fossil species, including whales, sharks, turtles, crocodiles, sea cows, and land animals. We are trying to save these remains before they’re lost to erosion.