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Dr. Margaret Landis




Dr. Margaret Landis is a planetary geologist, specializing in remote sensing of surfaces using image, neutron, and thermal data to understand the history of volatiles in the inner solar system. She will contribute to traverse planning and synthesis of data from multiple instruments during mission operations on the surface for Lunar-VISE. In addition to Lunar-VISE, Dr. Landis works on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Diviner radiometer science teams and has worked on Lunar Flashlight and Dawn at Ceres (including the GRaND instrument team). She earned a Masters and Ph.D. in Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and is the namesake of asteroid 46270 Margaretlandis.