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Abigail Fraeman

Abigail Fraeman

Abigail Fraeman

Abigail is a Texaco Prize Postdoctoral Scholar and KISS Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech working with Dr. Bethany Ehlmann. She analyzes orbiter and rover data from Mars and its moons, and is a member of the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) and Curiosity science teams. Abigail got her start in planetary science when she participated in The Planetary Society's Red Rover Goes to Mars Student Astronaut program back in 2004.

Latest Blog Posts

8th Mars Report: Was Ancient Mars Warm and Wet or Cold and Icy?

July 29, 2014

One of the hot topics of the 8th International Conference on Mars was the nature of Mars' ancient past. Abigail Fraeman reports on our updated view of whether Mars was ever warm and wet.

Bill Nye 'Dancing With the Stars' Update

September 25, 2013

We're two weeks in to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 17, and Bill Nye has shown that, true to his TV-theme song lyric, "science rules" in the eyes of the audience.

Bill Nye takes to the dance floor

September 04, 2013

It was announced this morning that Bill will be appearing as a contestant on the American hit show, “Dancing with the Stars”. I am so excited. "How will Bill fare?" you may ask. Consider the following...

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