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The MHC astronomer and her students will help NASA shape the future of planetary science and human space exploration.
Darby Dyer
Mount Holyoke professor Darby Dyar was awarded the 2018 Eugene Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist Medal for her work on decoding the secrets of space rocks.
Basking in the aftermath of this morning's successful landing of the Mars rover, MHC's Darby Dyar reports in from Mission Control and talks to the Boston G
A false-color topographic map (blue marks low elevations) shows the area around Mars's Jezero Crater, which was home to an ancient lake system. Photo by NASA/MSSS/ASU/GSFC
NASA may send the next Mars rover to the Jezero Crater, identified in 2005 by Mount Holyoke planetary scientist Caleb Fassett as having once been an ancien
This is a photograph of a meteor streaking through a star-filled night sky.
It’s that time again, when the director of Mount Holyoke’s observatory leaves the lab, ditches the telescope and goes out to see the Perseid meteor shower.
This is photo of astronomy professor Darby Dyar in her lab. She is smiling, holds a tray of samples, standing in front of shelves with numbered trays stacked on them.
Astronomy professor Darby Dyar uses real-world tricorders and a growing database of spectroscopic minerals signatures to identify minerals found in space.