Associate Professor of Planetary Science, Western Washington University
I completed my PhD in 2011 from Cornell University's Department of Astronomy, with a minor concentration in Science Communication. I was a postdoc at the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 2012-2014, and accepted a tenure-track position at Western Washington University in 2014. I am recently-tenured in WWU's Department of Geology and Department of Physics & Astronomy. My research specialties are space exploration and planetary geology, and my work is currently funded by NASA's Curiosity and Mars-2020 rover missions. Website: https://wp.wwu.edu/mars/
Oct 09, 2021 08:13 am UTC| Science
In the short time since NASAs Perseverance rover landed in Mars Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, its already made history. At the moment, Mars and the Earth are on opposite sides of the Sun, and the two planets cannot...