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Seven New Co-Investigators Add Depth to New Horizons Kuiper Belt Mission Team
Release Date: March 9, 2017
Kelsi Singer . . . a Denver native, received her undergraduate degrees in astronomy and archeology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and conducted her graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis . . . her Ph.D. dissertation focused on the geology and geophysics of the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn . . . after a yearlong postdoctoral position on the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team, she joined the New Horizons team at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder in 2014 . . . research involves geological mapping of planetary surfaces tied to geophysical modeling, looking closely at different geological features, including faults, impact craters, broken up terrain known as chaos, and giant landslides . . . on the New Horizons extended mission, will help with flyby observations and data analysis software tool planning, and investigate the surface geology and cratering history of 2014 MU69.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute