About the Author
Dr. Catherine Weitz is a planetary geologist working at the Planetary Science Institute. She is a member of the science teams for the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) and High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) operating at Mars. She received a PhD from Brown University in Geological Sciences, a Masters degree from Caltech in Planetary Sciences, and a Bachelors degree from Cornell University in Geological Science. She now lives in northern Virginia with her family.