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Paul Hayne

Paul Hayne

Paul Hayne

Paul Hayne is a Research Scientist in Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he investigates the nature and geologic histories of planetary surfaces and atmospheres using spacecraft observations and physical simulations. He recently completed a Ph.D. at UCLA, with a dissertation titled, "Snow Clouds on Mars and Ice on the Moon." This picture was taken shortly before the launch of the LRO/LCROSS mission to the Moon. Paul escaped just in time.

Latest Blog Posts

Mars Academy

March 21, 2015

A new project—"Mars Academy"—aims to expand the cosmic horizon and offer a broader sense of opportunity for at least one group of underprivileged children in an impoverished neighborhood in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Dry Ice Snowfall at the Poles of Mars

January 16, 2014

Paul Hayne takes a look at the mysterious polar caps of Mars, and what it would be like to ski there.

A call to action

April 09, 2012

Paul Hayne, representing the Facebook group "Young Scientists for Planetary Exploration," urges you to take action to support NASA in the budget debate.

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