Welcome to the web presence of John E. Moores, Planetary Scientist from Newfoundland, Canada. I obtained my doctoral degree from the University of Arizona, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in December, 2008 and currently work as a Postdoctoal Fellow at York University under Jim Whiteway.

While at the U of A I was a member of Peter Smith's Phoenix Project group. Under Peter's tutelage, I had the opportunity to serve as a member of the DISR Team on the ESA's Huygens Probe, the first spacecraft to land on Titan. As well, I was as a Strategic Science Planner on the Phoenix Mission to the Martian Arctic.

My research interests include the study of the atmospheres and surface geomorphology/physical geochemistry of the terrestrial planets and outer planet satellites (especially volatile phases), as well as Science-Driven Space Mission Design and Implementation.

Use the links at the top of the page to navigate the site. The fishbone diagram above illustrates some of my projects. A full c.v. can be found under publications.

The Journey : Dunes in the Pinacates Reserve Sonora, Mexico
Photographed by the Author in November 2003 on Field Trip for PTYS 554
(Full sized version can be found under photos)

(c) 2009 John Moores