EPSS alumni propose new concept of terrestrial planet formation

Posted on Oct. 9, 2017

Justin Simon, EPSS alumn and lead of the Center for Isotope Cosmochemistry and Geochronology at NASA, published a paper on a heat-pipe planets hypothesis with fellow EPSS alums William Moore, who was advised by Professor Emeritus Gerald Schubert and is now a Professor at Hampton University, and Alexander Webb, who was advised by Professor An Yin and is now Associate Professor at University of Hong Kong.

"We believe that the concept of a heat-pipe mode of planet formation is important and will help explain the evolution of all rocky planets," Simon said.

Read the announcement on the NASA website here. The paper was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Associate Professor at University of Hong Kong and EPSS alum Alexander Webb

EPSS alum Justin Simon, lead of NASA's Center for Isotope Cosmochemistry and Geochronology