Dr. Carly Howett’s main interest in finding new ways to explore our solar system through the development of new instrumentation, missions and ground-based observations. Her main research interest is in understanding the surface properties of icy worlds, including Saturn’s icy moons, Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, Europa, and Kuiper Belt Objects (including Pluto and Charon). She is the Deputy Principal Investigator of the Ralph Instrument on New Horizons, an Instrument Scientist on NASA’s newly selected Lucy mission and a Co-Investigator on two other NASA missions: Cassini and Europa Clipper. She is also the Deputy Principal Investigator of Trident, a NASA mission in Phase A study that will explore Neptune’s moon Triton, and the Principal Investigator in a NASA funded Planetary Mission Concept Study to determine the feasibility of returning to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
Dr Carly Howett
Associate Professor of Space Instrumentation