Planetary Scientist

Planetary Scientist describes the work of geophysicist Michael Manga. Manga uses a variety of research methods to explore the surface features of planets and moons. Readers learn how Manga uses the study of Earth’s surface features and innovative models to answer questions about how features formed on distant Solar System objects such as our Moon and Jupiter’s moon, Europa. Readers also learn why Manga finds the study of these objects so interesting and relevant for life on Earth. This book models important aspects of the nature of science for students.