NASA Mars Surface Surfaces and Geological Processes



Bethany Ehlmann uses remote sensing and spectroscopic data of surface composition to understand the geologic evolution of panetary bodies, makes field and laboratory studies of aqueous alteration of Earth, and is heavily involved with JPL and Mars missions (MRO, MSL). Elsewhere in the Division, many faculty are interested in planetary research, especially for Mars. John Grotzinger was the project scientist of MSL and is a leader in the interpretation of sedimentological processes and history on Mars, John Eiler is interested in isotopic geochemistry, especially as applied to understanding origin and evolution of planets (including earth) and Mike Lamb studies surface processes, including Mars sedimentology.  Ken Farley is working on in situ dating of planetary surfaces.