Jani Radebaugh Planetary Scientist, Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Net Worth, Wiki & Pictures
Jani Radebaugh is a planetary scientist and geology professor who specializes in field studies of planets. She’s a regular presence in the Science/Discovery program How the Universe Works and other BBC and Nova programs. She is an Associate Team Member of the Cassini RADAR instrument and is a Science Team Member for the Dragonfly rotorcraft lander mission proposal. She was also involved in the Galileo Mission, the Io Volcanoes Observer mission proposal, and the Median project for Mars.
Jani believes exploring Earth is our best chance at fully understanding the other planets in our solar system. She travels far and wide with her students to find and study unique landscapes. She explores the big deserts of the world, such as the Saharan, Arabian and Namib deserts, to study giant sand dunes similar to those on Saturns moon Titan seen by the Cassini mission. She visits the lava lakes of the world, in the Ethiopian Afar valley, Vanuatu in the southwest Pacific, and Kilauea, Hawaii, as analogues for the large and active lava lakes of Jupiters moon Io.
She recently traveled to the remote, deep Lut desert of Iran to study wind-carved ridges, termed yardangs, which are found on Mars, Venus and Titan. She just returned from being a meteorite hunter with the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program, where she helped recover many samples in the deep field from around the solar system including the Moon and Mars. Jani regularly communicates the results, excitement and passion of her research with the public. She is a science contributor for the internationally syndicated Discovery Science Channels How the Universe Works. She gave a TEDx talk and a university-wide forum address on “Exploration for Discovery”, and she annually talks about adventures in science with the Bonneville Elementary sixth grade.
In December 2012, Radebaugh and her colleagues on the Cassini mission announced the discovery of Vid Flumina, a liquid methane river on Saturn’s moon Titan over 200 miles long and resembling the Nile river.
Radebaugh has conducted field research in terrestrial locations as Earth analogues for geological features on other worlds within the solar system, including the Saharan, Arabian and Namib deserts to study giant sand dunes similar to those on Saturn’s moon Titan, lava lakes in the Ethiopian Afar valley, Vanuatu, and Kilauea as analogues for the active lava lakes of Jupiter’s moon Io. She traveled to Iran’s Lut Desert to study wind-carved ridges, termed yardangs, which are found on Mars, Venus and Titan and has spent several seasons in Antarctica with the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites, where she helped recover meteorite samples from around the solar system including the Moon and Mars.
Jani Radebaugh Full Biography:
|Full Name||Jani Radebaugh|
|Date Of Birth||15th August 1970|
|Birth Place||Orem, Utah|
|Age||47 (In 2018)|
|Parents||Lee H. Radebaugh( Father)
Tanya Hale Radebaugh (Mother)
|Education||Studied PhD in Planetary science at The University of Arizona|
|Occupation||Planetary Scientist, Professor in the Physical Sciences department at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT|
|Siblings||Amber Benson (John),
Ryan Radebaugh (Lindsay),
Melanie Peterson (Jack),
Ashley Whimpey (Regan) and
Kevin Radebaugh (Rachel)
|Height||5 Feet 6 Inch (Approx)|
|Weight||68 Kgs (Approx)|
|Hair Color||Light chestnut brown hair|
|Favorite Site||Kīlauea (Shield volcano in Hawaii)|
|TV Series Documentary||-How the Universe Works (2014-2018)
-Space’s Deepest Secrets(2017)
|Other Activities||Galileo Mission, the Io Volcanoes Observer mission proposal, and the Median project for Mars.|
|Discovery||Radebaugh and her colleagues on the Cassini mission announced the discovery of Vid Flumina, a liquid methane river on Saturn’s moon Titan over 200 miles long and resembling the Nile river.|
|Favorite Singer||Regan Cole Whimpey|