Public profile

Penelope King
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Biography: 

My current research focuses on the origin and evolution of planetary interiors and surfaces; and the roles of volatiles, pH, and oxygen fugacity on minerals and melts/glasses at high and low temperatures.  My group uses techniques in micro-analysis (especially infrared spectroscopy), performs high and low temperature experiments, and examines geology in the field. I am especially interested in the planet Mars and I am a Science Co-Investigator on the Curiosity rover, Mars Science Laboratory mission.