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Samantha Trumbo

Assistant Professor

Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC San Diego

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One of the great surprises to come from spacecraft exploration has been the dynamic nature and diversity of planetary satellites in the outer Solar System—from volcanic Io to the icy "ocean worlds"—which have proven to be planet-like worlds in their own right. My work focuses on building a deeper understanding of these places by characterizing the chemical and physical processes underlying their unique environments. I explore these worlds using an assortment of ground- and space-based telescopes, in combination with spacecraft data and modeling techniques

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