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Noah Petro

Affiliation:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Certification/Education:
PhD, Brown University 2006

Biography

Noah Petro first became interested in Geology as a student at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, NY. It was while he was a student at Bates College that he was introduced to the field of planetary geology. Following his PhD work at Brown University his work towards understanding the geology of planets, especially the Moon, has been his passion. Studying the composition of the Moon via remote sensing allows him and others to identify interesting areas to explore. Now the exploration of smaller bodies presents exciting possibilities, and planning how such exploration can use remotely sensed data to benefit the science humans and robots will conduct on the surfaces of these bodies is something he will investigate.

Upcoming Activities

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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
March 21-26, 2016
LPSC brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science.
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SSERVI / Exploration Science Forum
July 2016
The Exploration Science Forum brings together the Science and Exploration communities to discuss current research regardin the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids, and Phobos & Deimos.

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Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve (COTM), Idaho, USA

Prime FINESSE COTM field deployment:
Summer 2016

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International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)

October 8, 2016
InOMN is a world-wide outreach event to encourage people to observe and learn about our nearest celestial neighbor, the Moon. The InOMN website can be found here.
Division of Planetary Sciences
October 16-21, 2016
The Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) annual meeting will be held in Pasadena, CA.  This meeting brings together researchers studying planetary objects to present and discuss cutting-edge planetary science.
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American Geophysical Union
December 12-16, 2016
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting is one of the most prestigious Earth and space sciences meeting worldwide.  AGU is held each December in San Francisco, CA.

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