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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.

THE REDUCTION EP
Universe simulation image created by Springel et. al.