Dr. Bethany Ehlmann

Dr. Bethany Ehlmann
Dr. Bethany Ehlmann – Assistant Professor of Planetary Science, Caltech, and Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces; Mineralogy and Geologic History of Mars.

TRANSCRIPT: "So, my name is Bethany Ehlmann and I’m an assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech and research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Lab. I spend a lot of my time thinking about Mars and other planetary bodies – how they evolved, what creates habitats that support and sustain life through time or not. And these sort of “big picture” geologic questions that relate to how life and the environment are connected together. And it’s a fun job to be able to be paid to think about these questions every day. I also really love being part of exploration missions. I think that’s what makes space so exciting is that it’s an opportunity to step outside of what we know and our own experience and kind of push the boundaries of our knowledge – test our physics and our chemistry on another planet. So, that’s what I do."

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