Research Assistant Professor
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Josh Emery is an expert in astronomy, particularly that of our own solar system. His research focuses on understanding surface compositions of bodies throughout the solar system, with an emphasis on ices (e.g., water ice, carbon dioxide ice, methane ice) and complex organic material. Emery has published research spanning the solar system from the innermost planet, Mercury, to one of the most distant Kuiper Belt objects, Sedna, and most groups of objects in between. He also has a keen interest in the formation of planetary systems around other stars. He regularly uses telescopes all over the world, and a few in space, and is currently or has been involved in several of NASA’s robotic spacecraft missions to explore the solar system.
Expertise Categories: Astronomy | Solar System | Telescopes | Spacecraft | Space Exploration | Planets | Asteroids | Comets