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Experts on Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often referred to as the "Red Planet" because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.[16] Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

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Name Missions & Mission Experience Targets Techniques Major Facilities & Instrument Development

Oleg Abramov
Europa Clipper ** Calibration/Test planning, Instrument Co-Investigator, Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Europa, Mars, Moon Astrobiology, Impacts, Remote sensing, Thermal modeling Cameras, Spectrometers

Oded Aharonson
Cassini, LRO, Mars Global Surveyor, MER, MRO Icy satellites, Mars, Moon Geology

Alice Baldridge
Mars

Maria Banks
LRO, MESSENGER, MRO, New Horizons, Phoenix Mars Lander ** Data archive, Data validation, Instrument operations, Mission operations, Mission science team, Science operations Charon, Earth, Europa, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Phobos, Pluto, Venus Climate, Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Impacts, Mapping, Radar, Remote sensing, Tectonics Cameras

Bruce Barraclough
ACE, Cassini, Dawn, GENESIS, Lunar Prospector, Ulysses ** Calibration/Test planning, Data validation, Deputy Instrument PI, Instrument operations, Instrument PI Mars, Moon, Solar particles/Solar wind Gamma-ray detectors, Neutron detectors, Plasma spectrometers

Steve Bender
MSL ** Calibration/Test planning, Data validation, Electronics design, Instrument operations, Optical design Mars Spectroscopy Spectrometers

Dan Berman
Dawn, MRO, MSL Ceres, Mars, Moon, Vesta Volcanism, Crater Counting, Geomorphology, Mapping

Mark Bishop
Earth, Mars, Titan Remote sensing, Volcanism, Geology, Education/Public Outreach, Geomorphology

Mary Bourke
Mars Field Work, Geomorphology

Karen Cahill
Mars Odyssey, MER, MESSENGER, MRO ** Mission science team Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Meteorites, Moon Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Mapping, Mineralogy, Petrology, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy, Thermal Emission Spectroscopy, Volcanism Imaging spectrometers, Spectrometers

Mary Chapman
Earth, Mars Mapping, Volcanism

Frank Chuang
Galileo, LRO, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, MRO ** Mission science team Callisto, Earth, Europa, Ganymede, Icy satellites, Io, Mars, Moon Crater Counting, Geology, Geomorphology, Impacts, Mapping, Remote sensing, Volcanism

Roger Clark
Cassini, Chandrayaan 1 (India), Europa Clipper, Galileo, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Observer, MRO ** Instrument Co-Investigator, Mission Co-Investigator Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Earth, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Interplanetary Dust, Io, Jupiter, Kuiper Belt, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Neptune, Planetary rings, Pluto, Saturn, Small satellites, Titan, Uranus, Venus, Vesta Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Photometry, Numerical modeling, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy, Mapping

David Crown
Dawn, Mars Odyssey, MRO Ceres, Dwarf planets, Earth, Icy satellites, Io, Mars, Moon, Venus Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Radar, Remote sensing, Tectonics, Volcanism

Darby Dyar
MSL Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Petrology, Geology, Education/Public Outreach, Mineralogy, Astrobiology

William Feldman
ACE, Dawn, Giotto (ESA), Lunar Prospector, Mariner 10, Mars Observer, Mars Odyssey, MESSENGER, Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Ulysses ** Calibration/Test planning, Data validation, Instrument operations, Instrument PI, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down Ceres, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Solar particles/Solar wind, Vesta Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Education/Public Outreach, Neutron detectors

Robert Gaskell
Cassini, Dawn, MESSENGER, OSIRIS-REx, Rosetta, Voyager Asteroids, Comets, Earth, Icy satellites, Io, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Vesta Shape modeling

Rebecca Ghent
LRO, Mars 2020, OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Venus Remote sensing, Radar, Tectonics, Volcanism, Numerical modeling, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping

Jules Goldspiel
Mars Numerical modeling, Geology, Geomorphology

Jennifer Grier
Asteroids, Ceres, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Vesta Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy

David Grinspoon
MSL, New Horizons Earth, Exoplanets, Icy satellites, Mars, Pluto, Venus Education/Public Outreach, Astrobiology

Candice Hansen
Cassini, Europa Clipper, Juno, MRO, Voyager Dwarf planets, Icy satellites, Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Titan Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Geology, Education/Public Outreach

Bill Hartmann
Mariner 9 Asteroids, Comets, Earth, Mars, Meteorites, Moon, Small satellites Crater Counting, Education/Public Outreach, Ground-based observing, Volcanism

Anton Ivanov
Mars Express (ESA), MSL Mars Radar, Geomorphology

Catherine Johnson
MESSENGER, OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Small satellites, Venus Tectonics, Volcanism, Education/Public Outreach, Magnetospherics

Andrea Jones
LRO, MSL Earth, Mars, Moon Geology, Education/Public Outreach

Emily Joseph
Cassini, MSL Mars, Saturn Spectroscopy, Education/Public Outreach, Crater Counting, Mapping

Kim Kuhlman
Earth, Mars, Moon Astrobiology, Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Mineralogy, Spectroscopy

Melissa Lane
Mars Odyssey Earth, Mars Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Geology, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Mapping

Kristin Lawrence
Earth, Mars, Moon

Jim McElwaine
Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Earth, Icy satellites, Mars, Moon, Planetary rings, Pluto, Small satellites, Titan, Vesta Shape modeling, Radar, Numerical modeling, Geomorphology

Scott Mest
Dawn, LRO, Mars Odyssey, MRO Asteroids, Ceres, Dwarf planets, Mars, Moon, Vesta Remote sensing, Geology, Crater Counting, Geomorphology, Mapping

Michelle Minitti
MSL ** Instrument Co-Investigator Mars, Meteorites Spectroscopy, Petrology, Geology, Education/Public Outreach

Eldar Noe Dobrea
Dawn, Mars Odyssey, MER, MRO, MSL Asteroids, Ceres, Mars, Moon Astrobiology, Geology, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy

Dorothy Oehler
MSL ** Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Mars Astrobiology, Focused Ion Beam, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Optical Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy

Asmin Pathare
Mars Numerical modeling, Crater Counting, Neutron detectors

Matthew Perry
MRO Earth, Mars Education/Public Outreach, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Numerical modeling, Planetary Interiors, Radar, Tectonics, Thermal modeling

Thomas Platz
Dawn Ceres, Earth, Mars, Moon Remote sensing, Petrology, Volcanism, Geology, Crater Counting, Geomorphology, Mapping

Thomas Prettyman
Dawn, Lunar Prospector, Mars Odyssey ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Data validation, Electronics design, Flight Software, Instrument operations, Instrument PI, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down Asteroids, Ceres, Comets, Dwarf planets, Earth, Mars, Mercury, Meteorites, Moon, Small satellites, Venus, Vesta Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Mapping, Neutron detectors, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing, Shape modeling, Space-based observing

Nathaniel Putzig
Mars Express (ESA), Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Insight, Mars Odyssey, MER, MRO, MSL, Phoenix Mars Lander ** Data archive, Data validation, Deputy Instrument PI, Instrument Co-Investigator, Instrument operations, Mission Co-Investigator, Mission operations, Mission science team, Science operations Earth, Mars Climate, Field Work, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Numerical modeling, Planetary Interiors, Radar, Remote sensing, Tectonics, Thermal Emission Spectroscopy, Thermal modeling, Volcanism Cameras, Imaging spectrometers, Spectrometers

Robert Reedy
Apollo, Dawn, Kaguya (Japan), LDEF, Lunar Scout, Mars Observer, Mars Odyssey, NEAR Mars, Moon, Small satellites, Vesta Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Neutron spectroscopy, Gamma-ray spectroscopy, Mapping

Jim Rice
Cassini, Europa Clipper, Mars Global Surveyor, MRO Mars Geology, Ground-based observing, Mapping, Mineralogy, Numerical modeling, Photometry, Remote sensing, Space-based observing

Alexis Palmero Rodriguez
Mars Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping

Norbert Schorghofer
Dawn ** Mission science team Ceres, Earth, Mars, Moon Astrobiology, Climate, Field Work, Geomorphology, Numerical modeling

Amy Shaw
MER, MRO, OSIRIS-REx Asteroids, Earth, Mars, Small satellites Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Photometry, Numerical modeling, Geology, Education/Public Outreach, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Mapping

Matt Siegler
LRO Mars, Mercury, Moon Education/Public Outreach

Hanna Sizemore
Dawn Ceres, Mars Numerical modeling, Mapping

Isaac Smith
MRO ** Instrument Co-Investigator, Science operations Mars Atmospheres, Climate, Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Geomorphology, Radar

Robert Tokar
Cassini, Mars Odyssey, MSL, Voyager Earth, Gas giants, Icy satellites, Interplanetary Dust, Io, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Solar particles/Solar wind Space-based observing, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Numerical modeling, Neutron detectors, Magnetospherics Gamma-ray detectors, Mass spectrometers, Neutron detectors, Plasma spectrometers

Bryan Travis
Asteroids, Ceres, Earth, Icy satellites, Mars Space-based observing, Remote sensing, Numerical modeling, Mineralogy, Astrobiology

David Vaniman
MSL Earth, Mars, Moon Petrology, Volcanism, Geology, Ground-based observing, Mineralogy, Mapping

Catherine Weitz
LRO, Mars 2020, Mars Odyssey, MER, MRO, MSL Mars, Moon Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Radar, Volcanism, Geology, Crater Counting, Geomorphology, Mineralogy, Mapping

Linda Welzenbach
Asteroids, Mars, Moon, Small satellites Petrology, Geology, Education/Public Outreach, Mineralogy

Rebecca Williams
Mars Odyssey, MRO, MSL Earth, Mars Remote sensing, Geology, Geomorphology, Ground-based observing, Mapping

Shawn Wright
MER Earth, Mars, Meteorites Geology, Mineralogy, Remote sensing

Naoyuki Yamashita
Dawn, Kaguya (Japan) ** Calibration/Test planning, Data archive, Data validation, Instrument operations, Mission science team Asteroids, Ceres, Mars, Moon, Vesta Gamma-ray spectroscopy, Neutron spectroscopy, Numerical modeling, Remote sensing Gamma-ray detectors, Neutron detectors

Aileen Yingst
Dawn, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Polar Lander, MER, MSL ** Calibration/Test planning, Deputy Instrument PI, Instrument Co-Investigator, Instrument operations, Mission operations, Mission science team, Requirements generation and flow down, Science operations Ceres, Earth, Mars, Moon, Vesta Education/Public Outreach, Geology, Geomorphology, Mapping, Remote sensing, Spectroscopy, Volcanism Cameras

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