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Alfred McEwen

Dr. McEwen is a planetary geologist and director of the Planetary Image Research Laboratory (PIRL). He is a member of the imaging science team of the Cassini mission to Saturn; co-investigator on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbit Camera (LROC) team; and principal investigator of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and the High-resolution Stereo Color Imager (HiSCI) for the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (to launch in January 2016).

For Cassini he is leading the planning and analysis for imaging observations of Titan’s surface. For Mars and the Moon he is studying a broad range of topics in planetary geology. He is also pursuing studies for a future mission to Jupiter's moon Io.

Full profile at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

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Your Personal Photoshoot on Mars?

03/15/2010 | 0:28:52

Your Personal Photoshoot on Mars?

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Future High-Resolution Imaging of Mars: Super-Res to the Rescue?

Posted 2016/04/29 02:27 CDT | 3 comments

HiRISE Principal Investigator Alfred McEwen explains an imaging technique known as Super-Resolution Restoration (SRR), and how it could come in handy for high-resolution imaging of the Red Planet.

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part III

Posted 2012/08/01 12:00 CDT | 0 comment

The final article of a three-part series of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera.

HiWishing for 3D Mars images, part II

Posted 2012/07/03 02:39 CDT | 1 comment

Part two of a three-part series of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera.

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