I’m Kevin M. Cannon:
Planetary Scientist

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Projects & Writing

Lunar Mining & Landing Sites

A variety of resources and tools, including "Ice Prospecting: Your Guide to Getting Rich on the Moon"

Writing & Essays

A growing collection of musings published on Medium

Exolith Lab

I founded the Exolith Lab, where we produce high-fidelity regolith simulants for Mars, the Moon, and asteroids

Planetary Simulant Database

I created and maintain the Planetary Simulant Database, a free resource with data on historic and current regolith simulants

Eat Like a Martian

I’m exploring how to feed a large population on Mars, and created this project to show how to "Eat like a Martian" on Earth

P Furiosus

I write a quarterly newsletter called P Furiosus, highlighting new ideas in planetary and space science

What I’ve Published Lately | Google Scholar profile

2020. Cannon, K. M.
Locations and accessibility of carbon resources on the Moon
In prep.

2020. Cannon, K. M., and D. T. Britt
Accessibility dataset for large permanent cold traps at the lunar poles
Earth and Space Science, submitted

2020. Cannon, K. M., A. N. Deutsch, J. W. Head III, and D. T. Britt
Stratigraphy of ice and ejecta deposits at the lunar poles
Geophysical Research Letters, under review

2020. Cannon, K. M., and D. T. Britt
A Geologic Model for Lunar Ice Deposits at Mining Scales
Icarus, available online ahead of print.

2019. Lo, Y. H., C.-T. Liao, J. Zhou, A. Rana, C. S. Bevis, G. Gui, B. Enders, K. M. Cannon, Y.-S. Yu, R. Celestre, K. Nowrouzi, D. Shapiro, H. Kapteyn, R. Falcone, C. Bennett, M. Murnane, and J. Miao
Multimodal x-ray and electron microscopy of the Allende meteorite
Science Advances, 5, eaax3009.

2019. Liao, C.-T., Y. H. Lo, J. Zhou, A. Rana, C. S. Bevis, G. Gui, B. Enders, K. Cannon, D. Shapiro, C. Bennett, H. Kapteyn, R. Falcone, J. Miao, and M. Murnane
SQUARREL: Scattering Quotient Analysis to Retrieve the Ratio of Elements in X-ray Ptychography
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 25 (Suppl 2), 112.

Contact Info

Feel free to contact me about my work, potential speaking appearances, or possible collaborations.
Email: cannon@ucf.edu
Cell: (+1) 401-340-6608