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Mike Malaska

Mike Malaska

Mike Malaska has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and explores the interface of chemistry, planetary geology, and astrobiology. His current research involves the geology and chemistry of Saturn’s giant moon Titan. He is also involved in planetary science education and public outreach.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

How "Outside In" Will Rock Your Solar System

01/16/2012 | 0:28:50
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Outside In is a spectacular IMAX movie being made out of nothing but actual photos of our solar system and beyond -- no computer-generated images. Hear how and why it's coming together from its creator, Stephen van Vuuren, and his associate Mike Malaska.

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Latest Blog Posts

Fun for all ages: creating and mapping a volcano

Posted 2012/08/18 11:26 CDT | 0 comment

Here’s a fun, cheap, and only slightly messy demonstration activity for kids of all ages, even 46-year-old kids: creating and mapping an ancient volcano.

Earth’s toughest life could survive on Mars

Posted 2012/05/15 06:22 CDT | 6 comments

The surface of Mars is a tough place to survive, but researchers at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) found some lichens and cyanobacteria tough enough to handle those conditions.

Citizen Science projects for Planetary Science: Get Involved! Do Science!

Posted 2011/05/12 05:13 CDT | 0 comment

Citizen Science projects let volunteers easily contribute to active science programs. They're useful when there is so much data it overwhelms computing algorithms (if they exist) or the scientific research team attempting to process it.

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Latest Processed Space Images

Distant Horizons - Different Surfaces

Distant Horizons - Different Surfaces

Posted 2013/02/05 | 0 comments

Poster showing a comparison of images from planetary surfaces ordered by increasing complexity of the surface processes.

Helene and Saturn

Helene and Saturn

Posted 2012/04/10 | 0 comments

On March 3, 2010, Cassini flew closely by Helene and caught several images of it silhouetted against Saturn.

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