Introduction


Planetary Exploration is the study of planets and their surfaces aiming at a comprehensive understanding of elementary physical processes, structures, composition of the planetary surface. Due to the recent development of the space technology, the remote sensing of planets has become a key tool to understand planetary systems. Planetary Remote Sensing is relatively a new research area in our group. At present, the research is focused on Earth’s Moon. Study of surface roughness and dielectric properties of lunar surface are the major research interests of our group. The group is also engaged in exploring planetary geological processes such as impact cratering and volcanism and their relationship to surface properties of planets. We are mainly working with Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s LOLA, MiniRF and chandrayaan-1’s MiniSAR data.