Welcome to the Bear Fight Institute

The Bear Fight Institute is located along the east slopes of the North Cascades in north central Washington state. The remote location is surrounded by wild nature - conducive to quiet study and basic research. Our research focuses on the formation, evolution and present state of our solar system.

The scientists at the the Bear Fight Institute study the composition and chemistry of solid surfaces and model the thermodynamic evolution of the interiors of planetary objects. BFI participates in the planning and execution of international robotic spacecraft missions throughout the Solar System. Our emphasis is on making measurements and acquiring new data to be analyzed at the BFI and in cooperation with U.S. and international research colleagues.

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