Lowell's astronomers carry out research in areas spanning much of modern astrophysics, from studies of tiny icy objects in our own solar system to the structure of distant galaxies. Meet our scientists and learn more about our diverse programs here.
Titan and the Kuiper Belt
Henry Roe dedicates most of his research to observing and understanding our solar system. His particular interests include Saturn's largest moon Titan, the role and history of methane in our solar system, and searching for new objects at the edges of the known solar system. Roe was one of the co-discovers of methane clouds in Titan's atmosphere. His long-term goal is to understand the seasonal nature of Titan's methane weather. Further, his telescopic observations of Titan's clouds have found a region of unusual geologic activity on Titan's surface that is likely episodically resupplying methane to Titan's atmosphere. Roe is also engaged in a variety of search techniques, including mining existing data archives, to uncover new objects in the Kuiper Belt.
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