Research, Exploration and Facilities

Mars (poles)


Mars (mid- and low-latitudes) 

Ceres

  • Frost transport and sublimation modeling
  • Evolution of cryovolcanic landforms
  • Cratered landscape evolution

Icy Satellites

  • Lake shoreline geometry on Titan
  • Carbon dioxide ice on Umbriel

Airless bodies

  • Thermal stresses and rock breakdown
  • Evolution of airless landscapes

Mission Involvement

HiRISE  (Byrne: Co-Investigator; Bapst, Becerra, Bramson, Landis, Sori: Science team participant)

Dawn  (Byrne: Guest Investigator; Landis: Science team participant)

CaSSIS  (Byrne: Co-Investigator)

SHARAD  (Bramson: Science team participant)

 

Our Past Instrument Involvement

HiSCI (Byrne: Deputy PI)

THEMIS  (Bapst: Science team participant)

GRAIL  (Sori: Science team participant)

LOLA  (Sori: Science team participant)

MOLA  (Byrne: Science team participant)
 


Our Facilities

The Space Imagery Center - A NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility

Planetary Stereogrammetry and Remote Sensing Lab