PTYS/LPL Graduate Students

Theodore Kareta

Orbital dynamics, Planetary surfaces, Small bodies
B.S. Astronomy and Physics, 2017, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Major Advisor(s): Dante Lauretta
Minor Field(s) of Study: Planetary Sciences

I am interested in understanding the current properties and evolution of small bodies through analysis of spacecraft and telescopic observations. To put it a little more casually, I want to study specific objects that help us understand how small bodies change in time - and what that says about how we should interpret their modern properties and activity in terms of their history. My research has thus-far focused on telescopic characterization of the Phaethon-Geminid-Complex: a grouping of small bodies, lead by its largest member (3200) Phaethon, associated with the Geminid meteor shower.

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Last updated on January 25, 2019