Dr. Bonnie Buratti

Dr. Bonnie Buratti

January 22, 2021 - 01:45 PM

(2018) Dr. Bonnie Buratti - Exploring the Edge of the Solar System

Bonnie J. Buratti is a planetary astronomer in the Division of Earth and Space Sciences at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she leads the Comets, Asteroids, and Satellites Group. Her research involves the composition and physical properties of planetary surfaces, and volatile transport in the outer solar system. Dr. Buratti received an M.S. in Earth and Planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. and PhD in Astronomy and Space Sciences from Cornell University. Dr. Buratti has been involved include the Voyager Program, the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft and the New Horizons space probe. For her work with the Cassini program she was awarded the NASA exceptional achievement medal in 2006. Dr. Buratti also does educational outreach at the college and grade school level. Currently Dr. Buratti is on the science team of the New Horizons project which is exploring Pluto and its moons.

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