Associate Professor of Planetary Science, Purdue University
Briony Horgan is an Associate Professor of Planetary Science. Her research program uses data from NASA satellites and rovers, along with lab and field work back on Earth, to understand the surface processes that have shaped Mars and the Moon. She is particularly interested in using mineralogy to investigate weathering and past surface environments on Mars, as well as volcanic, sedimentary, and impact processes on both planets. Briony is a Participating Scientist on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover mission and a Co-I on NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, the first step toward Mars Sample Return.
Oct 09, 2021 08:13 am UTC| Science
In the short time since NASAs Perseverance rover landed in Mars Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, its already made history. At the moment, Mars and the Earth are on opposite sides of the Sun, and the two planets cannot...