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Bonnie Buratti

Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Bonnie Buratti is a Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). She is also the Group Supervisor of the Asteroids, Comets, and Satellites Group at JPL. Her research interests include: seasonal transport of volatiles on the surfaces of the planets and satellites in the outer Solar System, particularly Io, Pluto, and Triton; the composition, distribution, and nature of dark material in the outer Solar System, and its relationship to similar material in the interstellar medium and in star-forming regions, and to prebiotic material; and the microphysical nature of planetary surfaces, and the possible existence of water ice in the permanently shadowed regions of the lunar poles.

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Visiting Worlds Fantastic with Bonnie Buratti

Veteran Jet Propulsion Lab planetary scientist Bonnie Buratti talks with Mat about the wonder of our solar neighborhood that she explores in