PTYS/LPL Faculty

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Veronica Bray

Associate Research Professor

Ph.D., 2008, Imperial College London

Years with LPL: 2008-present

Lunar Studies, Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Comparative Planetology and Surface Geology

Dr. Veronica Bray is Planetary Scientist and Spacecraft Science Operations Engineer at the University of Arizona. Dr Bray's past and current research projects focus on impact cratering, channel formation, fracturing and landscape evolution on a variety of planetary bodies - both rocky and icy.  She uses observations at multiple wavelengths, computer modeling, terrestrial fieldwork and theoretical analysis to study the surface processes themselves and also the surface/sub-surface properties of planetary bodies. 

Current Spacecraft Involvement

  • New Horizons - Science Team Member.
  • Cassini - Associate Science Team Member.
  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LROC) - PSP Targeting Action Team and Science Team Member. 
  • High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) - Spacecraft Operations Engineer and Science Team Member.

Based on Google Scholar and NASA ADS: NASA ADS Author search: Veronica Bray

Recent refereed publications (NASA ADS): Years 2019 through May 2023

Bray, V. J., Hagerty, J. J., & Collins, G. S. 2022, Meteoritics and Planetary Science. "False peak" creation in the Flynn Creek marine target impact crater

Singer, Kelsi N., White, Oliver L., Schmitt, Bernard, Rader, Erika L., Protopapa, Silvia, Grundy, William M., Cruikshank, Dale P., Bertrand, Tanguy, Schenk, Paul M., McKinnon, William B., Stern, S. Alan, Dhingra, Rajani D., Runyon, Kirby D., Beyer, Ross A., Bray, Veronica J., Ore, Cristina Dalle, Spencer, John R., Moore, Jeffrey M., Nimmo, Francis, Keane, James T., Young, Leslie A., Olkin, Catherine B., Lauer, Tod R., Weaver, Harold A., & Ennico-Smith, Kimberly 2022, Nature Communications. Large-scale cryovolcanic resurfacing on Pluto

Marusiak, A. G., Schmerr, N. C., Pettit, E. C., Avenson, B., Bailey, S. H., Bray, V. J., Dahl, P., DellaGiustina, D. N., Wagner, N., & Weber, R. C. 2022, Earth and Space Science. The Detection of Seismicity on Icy Ocean Worlds by Single-Station and Small-Aperture Seismometer Arrays

Schenk, P., Castillo-Rogez, J., Otto, K. A., Marchi, S., O'Brien, D., Bland, M., Hughson, K., Schmidt, B., Scully, J., Buczkowski, D., Krohn, K., Hoogenboom, T., Kramer, G., Bray, V., Neesemann, A., Hiesinger, H., Platz, T., De Sanctis, M. C., Schroeder, S., Le Corre, L., McFadden, L., Sykes, M., Raymond, C., & Russell, C. T. 2021, Icarus. Compositional control on impact crater formation on mid-sized planetary bodies: Dawn at Ceres and Vesta, Cassini at Saturn

Robbins, Stuart J., Schenk, Paul M., Riggs, Jamie D., Parker, Alex H., Bray, Veronica J., Beddingfield, Chloe B., Beyer, Ross A., Verbiscer, Anne J., Binzel, Richard, & Runyon, Kirby D. 2021, Icarus. Depths of Pluto's and Charon's craters, and their simple-to-complex transition

Buie, M. W., Hofgartner, J. D., Bray, V. J., & Lellouch, E. 2021, The Pluto System After New Horizons. Future Exploration of the Pluto System

Singer, K. N., Greenstreet, S., Schenk, P. M., Robbins, S. J., & Bray, V. J. 2021, The Pluto System After New Horizons. Impact Craters on Pluto and Charon and Terrain Age Estimates

Hurford, T. A., Henning, W. G., Maguire, R., Lekic, V., Schmerr, N., Panning, M., Bray, V. J., Manga, M., Kattenhorn, S. A., Quick, L. C., & Rhoden, A. R. 2020, Icarus. Seismicity on tidally active solid-surface worlds

Spencer, J. R., Stern, S. A., Moore, J. M., Weaver, H. A., Singer, K. N., Olkin, C. B., Verbiscer, A. J., McKinnon, W. B., Parker, J. Wm., Beyer, R. A., Keane, J. T., Lauer, T. R., Porter, S. B., White, O. L., Buratti, B. J., El-Maarry, M. R., Lisse, C. M., Parker, A. H., Throop, H. B., Robbins, S. J., Umurhan, O. M., Binzel, R. P., Britt, D. T., Buie, M. W., Cheng, A. F., Cruikshank, D. P., Elliott, H. A., Gladstone, G. R., Grundy, W. M., Hill, M. E., Horanyi, M., Jennings, D. E., Kavelaars, J. J., Linscott, I. R., McComas, D. J., McNutt, R. L., Protopapa, S., Reuter, D. C., Schenk, P. M., Showalter, M. R., Young, L. A., Zangari, A. M., Abedin, A. Y., Beddingfield, C. B., Benecchi, S. D., Bernardoni, E., Bierson, C. J., Borncamp, D., Bray, V. J., Chaikin, A. L., Dhingra, R. D., Fuentes, C., Fuse, T., Gay, P. L., Gwyn, S. D. J., Hamilton, D. P., Hofgartner, J. D., Holman, M. J., Howard, A. D., Howett, C. J. A., Karoji, H., Kaufmann, D. E., Kinczyk, M., May, B. H., Mountain, M., Pätzold, M., Petit, J. M., Piquette, M. R., Reid, I. N., Reitsema, H. J., Runyon, K. D., Sheppard, S. S., Stansberry, J. A., Stryk, T., Tanga, P., Tholen, D. J., Trilling, D. E., & Wasserman, L. H. 2020, Science. The geology and geophysics of Kuiper Belt object (486958) Arrokoth

Beddingfield, Chloe B., Beyer, Ross A., Singer, Kelsi N., McKinnon, William B., Runyon, Kirby, Grundy, Will, Stern, S. Alan, Bray, Veronica, Dhingra, Rajani, Moore, Jeffrey M., Ennico, K., Olkin, C. B., Schenk, Paul, Spencer, John R., Weaver, H. A., Young, L. A., & New Horizons Team 2020, Icarus. Landslides on Charon

Cruikshank, D. P., Materese, C. K., Pendleton, Y. J., Boston, P. J., Grundy, W. M., Schmitt, B., Lisse, C. M., Runyon, K. D., Keane, J. T., Beyer, R. A., Summers, M. E., Scipioni, F., Stern, S. A., Dalle Ore, C. M., Olkin, C. B., Young, L. A., Ennico, K., Weaver, H. A., & Bray, V. J. 2019, Astrobiology. Prebiotic Chemistry of Pluto

Stern, S. A., Weaver, H. A., Spencer, J. R., Olkin, C. B., Gladstone, G. R., Grundy, W. M., Moore, J. M., Cruikshank, D. P., Elliott, H. A., McKinnon, W. B., Parker, J. Wm., Verbiscer, A. J., Young, L. A., Aguilar, D. A., Albers, J. M., Andert, T., Andrews, J. P., Bagenal, F., Banks, M. E., Bauer, B. A., Bauman, J. A., Bechtold, K. E., Beddingfield, C. B., Behrooz, N., Beisser, K. B., Benecchi, S. D., Bernardoni, E., Beyer, R. A., Bhaskaran, S., Bierson, C. J., Binzel, R. P., Birath, E. M., Bird, M. K., Boone, D. R., Bowman, A. F., Bray, V. J., Britt, D. T., Brown, L. E., Buckley, M. R., Buie, M. W., Buratti, B. J., Burke, L. M., Bushman, S. S., Carcich, B., Chaikin, A. L., Chavez, C. L., Cheng, A. F., Colwell, E. J., Conard, S. J., Conner, M. P., Conrad, C. A., Cook, J. C., Cooper, S. B., Custodio, O. S., Dalle Ore, C. M., Deboy, C. C., Dharmavaram, P., Dhingra, R. D., Dunn, G. F., Earle, A. M., Egan, A. F., Eisig, J., El-Maarry, M. R., Engelbrecht, C., Enke, B. L., Ercol, C. J., Fattig, E. D., Ferrell, C. L., Finley, T. J., Firer, J., Fischetti, J., Folkner, W. M., Fosbury, M. N., Fountain, G. H., Freeze, J. M., Gabasova, L., Glaze, L. S., Green, J. L., Griffith, G. A., Guo, Y., Hahn, M., Hals, D. W., Hamilton, D. P., Hamilton, S. A., Hanley, J. J., Harch, A., Harmon, K. A., Hart, H. M., Hayes, J., Hersman, C. B., Hill, M. E., Hill, T. A., Hofgartner, J. D., Holdridge, M. E., Horányi, M., Hosadurga, A., Howard, A. D., Howett, C. J. A., Jaskulek, S. E., Jennings, D. E., Jensen, J. R., Jones, M. R., Kang, H. K., Katz, D. J., Kaufmann, D. E., Kavelaars, J. J., Keane, J. T., Keleher, G. P., Kinczyk, M., Kochte, M. C., Kollmann, P., Krimigis, S. M., Kruizinga, G. L., Kusnierkiewicz, D. Y., Lahr, M. S., Lauer, T. R., Lawrence, G. B., Lee, J. E., Lessac-Chenen, E. J., Linscott, I. R., Lisse, C. M., Lunsford, A. W., Mages, D. M., Mallder, V. A., Martin, N. P., May, B. H., McComas, D. J., McNutt, R. L., Mehoke, D. S., Mehoke, T. S., Nelson, D. S., Nguyen, H. D., Núñez, J. I., Ocampo, A. C., Owen, W. M., Oxton, G. K., Parker, A. H., Pätzold, M., Pelgrift, J. Y., Pelletier, F. J., Pineau, J. P., Piquette, M. R., Porter, S. B., Protopapa, S., Quirico, E., Redfern, J. A., Regiec, A. L., Reitsema, H. J., Reuter, D. C., Richardson, D. C., Riedel, J. E., Ritterbush, M. A., Robbins, S. J., Rodgers, D. J., Rogers, G. D., Rose, D. M., Rosendall, P. E., Runyon, K. D., Ryschkewitsch, M. G., Saina, M. M., Salinas, M. J., Schenk, P. M., Scherrer, J. R., Schlei, W. R., Schmitt, B., Schultz, D. J., Schurr, D. C., Scipioni, F., Sepan, R. L., Shelton, R. G., Showalter, M. R., Simon, M., Singer, K. N., Stahlheber, E. W., Stanbridge, D. R., Stansberry, J. A., Steffl, A. J., Strobel, D. F., Stothoff, M. M., Stryk, T., Stuart, J. R., Summers, M. E., Tapley, M. B., Taylor, A., Taylor, H. W., Tedford, R. M., Throop, H. B., Turner, L. S., Umurhan, O. M., Van Eck, J., Velez, D., Versteeg, M. H., Vincent, M. A., Webbert, R. W., Weidner, S. E., Weigle, G. E., Wendel, J. R., White, O. L., Whittenburg, K. E., Williams, B. G., Williams, K. E., Williams, S. P., Winters, H. L., Zangari, A. M., & Zurbuchen, T. H. 2019, Science. Initial results from the New Horizons exploration of 2014 MU<SUB>69</SUB>, a small Kuiper Belt object

Singer, K. N., McKinnon, W. B., Gladman, B., Greenstreet, S., Bierhaus, E. B., Stern, S. A., Parker, A. H., Robbins, S. J., Schenk, P. M., Grundy, W. M., Bray, V. J., Beyer, R. A., Binzel, R. P., Weaver, H. A., Young, L. A., Spencer, J. R., Kavelaars, J. J., Moore, J. M., Zangari, A. M., Olkin, C. B., Lauer, T. R., Lisse, C. M., Ennico, K., New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging Science Theme Team, New Horizons Surface Composition Science Theme Team, & New Horizons Ralph and LORRI Teams 2019, Science. Impact craters on Pluto and Charon indicate a deficit of small Kuiper belt objects

Robbins, Stuart J., Beyer, Ross A., Spencer, John R., Grundy, William M., White, Oliver L., Singer, Kelsi N., Moore, Jeffrey M., Dalle Ore, Cristina M., McKinnon, William B., Lisse, Carey M., Runyon, Kirby, Beddingfield, Chloe B., Schenk, Paul, Umurhan, Orkan M., Cruikshank, Dale P., Lauer, Tod R., Bray, Veronica J., Binzel, Richard P., Buie, Marc W., Buratti, Bonnie J., Cheng, Andrew F., Linscott, Ivan R., Reuter, Dennis C., Showalter, Mark R., Young, Leslie A., Olkin, Catherine B., Ennico, Kimberly S., Weaver, Harold A., & Stern, S. Alan 2019, Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets). Geologic Landforms and Chronostratigraphic History of Charon as Revealed by a Hemispheric Geologic Map

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