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Miss Emma Fegan

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  • Research Student
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • emma.fegan

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I am a PhD student of Planetary Science at The Open University (funded by STFC). I am working on data returned from the MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft, currently in orbit around Mercury. Mercury is known to have contracted since its formation, as evidenced by the many shortening features visible upon the surface. However, the timing of this contraction is not well constrained, so during my first year I have focussed upon using crater size-frequency statistics to model the ages of compressional tectonic features on the surface.

Prior to beginning my PhD at the OU I studied MESci Earth Science at Cardiff University and MSc Planetary Science at University College London.


Late movement of basin-edge lobate scarps on Mercury (2017-05)
Fegan, E. R.; Rothery, D. A.; Marchi, S.; Massironi, M.; Conway, S. J. and Anand, M.
Icarus, 288 (pp. 226-324)

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