Jamie L. Molaro
This work is based on an image of meteorite LAR 04315 found by the US Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program. We study meteorites by shining polarized light through a thin slice under a microscope, causing the minerals to light up in different colors. Layers of colored paper were cut such that the grains show through when stacked together. The Antarctic continent outlines the top.
Dr. Jamie Molaro is a planetary scientist, an alumnus of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, and a founder of The Art of Planetary Science. She is currently a Research Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute and an affiliate the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she studies landscape evolution and weathering processes on rocky and icy objects in the solar system.
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