IMPACT research associate, Dr. Sean Hsu is the lead author of a recent Science paper that analyzed data from Cassini's Grand Finale tour of the Saturn system. Using data collected by the Cosmic Dust Analyser (CDA), the authors provide first ever in-situ measurements of the distribution and composition of infalling dust from the inner most ring. This study informs on the processes that shape Saturn's rings as well as the overall age of the system.
The paper published in Science can be found here.
A news article about the authors and their work can be found here.
In coordination with IMPACT's Junior Aerospace Engineering Camp, students from La Casa de Esperanza have been learning about and building robots as well as the necessary computer code to navigate a race course. Tom Mason, of the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), organized the camp and incoporated ideas such as basic robotics, code development, problem solving, and team work. The full story can be found here.
IMPACT CO-Investigator, Angel Abbud-Madrid, talks to CPR about space mining and in-situ resource utilization as well as new graduate programs at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. The full interview and audio recording can be found here.
Zach Ulibarri received a second place poster award at NASA's 2018 Exploration Science Forum. The award recognizes and rewards promising scientists while motivating and encouraging future work. The full story including other winners can be found here.
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