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Planetary System Science

Ames Research Center (ARC) - Internship
The Planetary Systems branch conducts research across the range from theoretical modeling of planetesimal and planet formation, through observations pf primitive planetesimals such as comets, to observations and modeling of planets and satellites of our solar system, to exoplanets. We have active participation in several ongoing and planned spacecraft missions. Research also covers a range of planetary atmosphere studies, with a focus on Mars. In addition, a wide range of exobiology research, both laboratory and field work, is carried out.
Internship Facts
Session(s): Fall 2017
Available slots: 6
Academic Level(s): College - Junior
College - Senior
Academic Discipline(s): Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
Science - Astronomy
Science - Biology
Science - Chemistry
Technology - Comp Science
NASA Center/Facility Name: Ames Research Center (ARC)
Building Number/Name & Room Number 245 / 217
Work Environment Field Work Laboratory Office Setting Observatory
Expected outcome: Students may use their research towards satisfying independent research projects, with guidance from their mentor. They will often be acknowledged in publications and in some cases students have developed and presented talks or posters of their own at meetings. The internship program encourages internal presentations.
Student's special skills: Familiarity with MacOS, unix, or PC is required, at least at the file management level. Experience with MATLAB, IDL, C, or python (even the classic Fortran language) is extremely valuable.
Comments: It is always helpful if applicants are as specific as possible regarding which area(s) of planetary and space science they are especially passionate about.