NASA Grant

Winona State University planetary geologist Jennifer Anderson has been awarded a grant of almost $500,000 from NASA to help establish a better understanding of what creates craters in space, like those on the Moon and Mars.
The majority of Anderson's research career has been focused on studying the physics of impact crater formation, but with this funding, Anderson will be studying impact craters with more realistic surfaces, such as those with slopes or buried layers.
The grant will also allow Anderson to support salaries and travel money for several students to work with her on creating the craters at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

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