Edwin Kite

Edwin Kite is a planetary scientist who studies the evolution of rocky planets. Kite and the students and postdocs working with him - the Solar System and Exoplanet Habitability research group - use models and geologic data analysis to address questions including Which exoplanets have atmospheres, and why?, Why did Mars' surface become uninhabitable?, and Is terraforming Mars feasible?

Kite is a member of the Mars Curiosity rover science team, a co-recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Newcomb Cleveland Prize for the most outstanding paper published in Science, and a recipient of the the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Greeley Early Career Award in Planetary Science. He is a former Scialog Fellow.

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