Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Professor of Environment and Society


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Professor Mustard’s explores the Earth and Planets to understand how they operate and evolve using advanced satellite technologies and is particularly interested in the prospects for Life off the Earth. As Co-Director of the CIFAR Earth 4D program and “life underground” he studies Earth’s rich subsurface biosphere to consider the prospects for habitability underground for planets. He has been involved in the exploration of Moon and Mars since 1989 on NASA, European and Indian spacecraft, including the Deputy PI of the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on a NASA spacecraft, Co-I on the OMEGA experiment on European Mars Express as well as NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper.  He has served on national NASA and National Academy of Sciences committees, most recently as a member of the Space Studies Board and he chaired the Mars 2020 Science Definition Team in 2014.  He was the Chair of the Mars Exploration Payload Assessment Group (MEPAG) 2007-2010).

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