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Mars Atmospheres

My primary project concerned the Martian atmosphere. I analyzed, cataloged, and diagnosed data collected from the MAVEN orbiter's Imaging Ultraviolet Spectograph (IUVS) high resolution echelle channel. This involves running a series of procedures incorporating spacecraft geometry, detector binning schemes, and other properties to plot the H and D Lyman-Alpha emission lines as seen above (the H emission is the large peak you see, while the D emission is the very small spike just to the left of the H line). The x-axis represents the wavelength of the light in angstroms and the y-axis represents the intensity of the emission line in photons/second.

I also searched through the mission to and classify how the background emission changed with respect to various feautres of spacecraft geometry.

Universe simulation image created by Springel et. al.