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Asteroid

Asteroids and Comets

Dr. Jeremie Lasue
Cometary nuclei, interplanetary dust particles and Martian subsurface


Earth

Earth

Dr. Gerald Galgana
Interactions of volcanoes and the lithosphere on terrestrial planets

Dr. Laurel Kirkland

Dr. David A. Kring

Dr. Valerie Malavergne
Experimental measurements of element partitioning

Dr. Patrick J. McGovern
Structure and spreading of large volcanoes.

Dr. Anne Peslier
Interior of terrestrial planets through petrology and geochemistry; superconductor materials

Dr. Susanne P. Schwenzer
Modeling of minerals formed in impact generated hydrothermal systems

 


Mars

Mars

Ms. Nancy Ann Budden
Earth analogs for Mars missions, with a focus on efforts defining the Mars surface science mission

Dr. Stephen M. Clifford
Nature and evolution of the hydrosphere

Dr. Justin Filiberto
Terrestrial and Martian experimental petrology

Dr. Christopher Herd
Investigates the petrogenesis of igneous rocks from Mars in the form of the shergottite meteorites

Dr. Walter S. Kiefer
Thermal and volcanic evolution, gravity models

Dr. Laurel Kirkland
Remote sensing of planetary surfaces

Dr. David A. Kring

Dr. Jeremie Lasue
Cometary nuclei, interplanetary dust particles and Martian subsurface

Dr. Stephen Mackwell
Experimental rheology and mineral physics

Dr. Patrick J. McGovern
Volcanism, tectonism, thermal evolution, hemispheric dichotomy.

Dr. Kevin Righter
Experimental mineralogy and petrology

Dr. Mark Robinson
Origin and evolution of planetary crusts, including volcanism, tectonism, and regolith development

Dr. Constantin Sandu

Dr. Susanne P. Schwenzer
Modeling of minerals formed in impact generated hydrothermal systems

Dr. Thomasz Stepinski
Computational geomorphology

Dr. Allan H. Treiman
Geology and geochemistry of Mars, meteorites


Mercury

Mercury

Dr. Mark Robinson
Origin and evolution of planetary crusts, including volcanism, tectonism, and regolith development



Meteorite

Meteorites

Dr. Justin Filiberto

Dr. Christopher Herd

Dr. Motoo Ito
Isotope geochemistry of meteorite

Dr. Katherine Joy

Dr. David Kring

Dr. Kevin Righter

Dr. Susanne P. Schwenzer

Dr. Allan Treiman

Dr. Axel Wittmann


Moon

Moon

Dr. Oleg Abramov

Dr. Michael Duke

Dr. Katherine Joy

Dr. Walter S. Kiefer

Dr. Georgiana Kramer

Dr. David Kring

Dr. Amanda Nahm

Dr. Teemu Öhman

Dr. Kevin Righter

Dr. Mark Robinson

Dr. Paul Spudis

Dr. Allan Treiman

Dr. Axel Wittmann


Outer Planets

Outer Planets

Dr. Julianne I. Moses

Dr. Paul M. Schenk

Dr. Channon Visscher

Dr. Oliver White


Venus

Venus

Dr. Gerald Galgana
Interactions of volcanoes and the lithosphere on terrestrial planets

Dr. Walter S. Kiefer

Dr. Stephen Mackwell

Dr. Patrick J. McGovern
Growth and evolution of volcanic edifices subject to lithospheric flexure.

 

 

Last updated November 8, 2010