Dr. Ballester

DR. GILDA E. BALLESTER

Associate Staff Scientist
Department of Planetary Sciences
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona

Planetary Atmospheres and Magnetospheric Interactions
Ph.D., 1989, Johns Hopkins University




Mailing Address:
Univ. of Arizona
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
Sonett Space Sciences Building
1541 E. University Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85721-0063
Phone: (520)-621-4073
Fax: (520)-621-8364
e-mail: gilda -at- vega.lpl.arizona.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Ballester studies the upper atmospheres and magnetospheric interactions of the outer planets, their satellites, and extrasolar planets. She also studies the Earth's plasmasphere. The research is based on ultraviolet/optical/IR spectroscopic and imaging observations with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the EUV instrument on the IMAGE satellite, and other experiments. She collaborates with researchers at the University of Arizona, and at other national and international institutions.

MORE ON EXTRASOLAR PLANETS

***For the public: New detection of hot hydrogen in HD 209458b's atmosphere.***
Press Release January 31, 2007: Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Press Release January 31, 2007: Univ. of Arizona UANews.org

Press Release February 2, 2004: Hubble Space Telescope, European Space Agency
Press Release February 2, 2004: Univ. of Arizona UANews.org

Press Release March 12, 2003: Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Press Release March 12, 2003: Hubble Space Telescope, European Space Agency
Press Release March 12, 2003: Univ. of Arizona UANews.org

Extrasolar Planet collaborators: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
Extrasolar Planet collaborator: Univ. of Arizona

MORE ON THE EARTH PLASMASPHERE - EUV/IMAGE Link

MORE ON SOLAR SYSTEM JOVIAN PLANETS

MORE ON GALILEAN SATELLITES


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Last Revised: Jan 31st, 2007