This month, we highlight two stories that show the strength of LPL faculty and alumni.
The first is about the competition for NASA’s next New Frontiers mission (the last one was OSIRIS-REx). Two missions were selected as finalists: CAESAR (a comet sample return) includes LPL’s Dante Lauretta as mission sample scientist and Tom Zega as a co-investigator; and Dragonfly, a mission to Titan led by LPL alumni Elizabeth Turtle as Principal Investigator (PI) and Jason Barnes as Deputy PI. Science team members Sarah Hörst, Catherine Neish, Juan Lora, and Jani Radebaugh are also alums; team member Ralph Lorenz held positions as a post-doc and Research Scientist at LPL.
The second story is news about ice near the surface of Mars, based on results from HiRISE (led by LPL’s Alfred McEwen). The lead author is LPL alum Colin Dundas and LPL's Shane Byrne is a co-author.
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