Ken Edgett, Senior Staff Scientist

Ken Edgett’s research interests include various aspects of the geology and geomorphology of planets, moons, and small bodies in our Solar System. Most of his research over the past two decades has focused on studies of images acquired by spacecraft orbiting Mars. Edgett holds a Ph.D. (1994) in Geology from Arizona State University and did his undergraduate work in Geology at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He began working with Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) in February 1998. His main responsibilities during 1998–2006 centered on targeting and review of the more than 240,000 images acquired by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC). Now he is involved in selecting targets for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) and he is the Principal Investigator for the 2011 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) investigation. In addition to his scientific work, Edgett founded and directed (1992–1998) the Mars K-12 Education Program at Arizona State University; he was a regularly-featured on-air contributor to the children’s science television program,Brainstorm, produced and aired by KTVK-TV (Channel 3) in Phoenix, Arizona (1997–2002); and he co-authored (with Peggy Wethered and illustrator Michael Chesworth) a children’s book,Touchdown Mars! An ABC Adventure, published in 2000. Edgett’s short fiction appears in the 2008 anthology, Return to Luna, from Hadley Rille Books, and the 2010 anthology, Shine, from Solaris Books.

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