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Ken Edgett

Ken Edgett

Ken Edgett’s research interests include Mars sedimentology, geology, and geomorphology, and sand dune studies on Earth. Edgett holds a Ph.D. (1994) in Geology from Arizona State University. He began working with Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) in February 1998. His main responsibilities during 1998–2006 centered on targeting and review of the more than 240,000 images acquired by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC). Now he is involved in selecting targets for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) and he is the Principal Investigator for the 2011 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) investigation. In addition to his scientific work, Edgett founded and directed (1992–1998) the Mars K-12 Education Program at Arizona State University; he was a regularly-featured on-air contributor to the children’s science television program, Brainstorm, produced and aired by KTVK-TV (Channel 3) in Phoenix, Arizona (1997–2002); and he co-authored (with Peggy Wethered and illustrator Michael Chesworth) a children’s book, Touchdown Mars! An ABC Adventure, published in 2000. Edgett’s first published short fiction is in the 2008 anthology, Return to Luna, from Hadley Rille Books.

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