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   Andrew Ingersoll
   Professor of Planetary Science
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
United States Of America
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High School: Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn,  NY
B. A., Amherst College
M. A., Harvard University
Ph. D., Harvard University

Background Information
I've been a professor at Caltech since 1966 and consider myself lucky to have chosen this profession.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

In 2003 Shane Byrne and I published a paper (Science 299, 1051-1053) using images from the camera on MGS and infrared data from Mars Odyssey to argue that the south polar cap has a thin covering (10 meters or 32. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

You have to enjoy what you are doing, and you have to be good at it. If you like science and engineering, then they can be great careers. Also, don't forget English and social studies. To be a good scientist or engineer, you have to communicate and you have to know how society works. [more personal reflections ...]