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Jackson Barnes

PhD Student

B.S. Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2017
Curriculum Vitae
I am interested in examining the morphology of icy satellites, mainly concerning the dynamics of their decoupled ice shells, the effects of tidal forces on these shells, and determining the means through which a subsurface ocean could exist for long periods of time. I am also interested in investigating orbital resonances in the Kuiper belt, as well as the implications of streaming instability in Kuiper belt binary systems. Exploring these features of both icy satellites and planetesimals can allow us to achieve greater insight into the evolution of our solar system, and potentially help prepare for future reconnaissance missions.
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