Email: vjbray AT lpl.arizona.edu
Office Phone: (1) 520 626 1967
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory,
Sonett Space Sciences Building,
1541 E. University Blvd.,
Tucson, AZ 85721
My research centers on the morphology of impact craters formed by asteroid and comet impact into the lunar surface, impact melts observed in visual and radar imagery, and the transition to peak-ring morphology.
Our current understanding of geological processes is heavily based on our knowledge of these processes on Earth. As such a lot of my work involves comparison to terrestrial analogues. The Moon also provides an important starting point with which to understand the wide variety of different crater morphologies present in the solar system. A lot of my work involves comparing crater morphology on the Moon to other bodies, especially Mars and Jupiter's icy moon - Ganymede.