I founded and run the Exolith Lab, where we produce high-fidelity regolith simulants for Mars, the Moon, and asteroids.
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
I created and maintain the Planetary Simulant Database, a free resource with data on historic and current regolith simulants.
I write a quarterly newsletter called P Furiosus, highlighting new ideas in planetary and space science.
2019. Metzger, P. T., D. T. Britt, S. Covey, C. Schultz, K. M. Cannon, K. D. Grossman, G. D. Mantovani, and R. P. Mueller
Measuring the Fidelity of Asteroid Regolith and Cobble Simulants.
Icarus, 321, 632-646.
2019. Cannon, K. M., D. T. Britt, T. M. Smith, R. F. Fritsche, and D. Batcheldor
Mars Global Simulant MGS-1: A Rocknest-based open standard for basaltic martian soil simulants.
Icarus, 317, 470-478.
2018. Tarnas, J., J. F. Mustard, B. Sherwood Lollar, M. S. Bramble, K. M. Cannon, A. M. Palumbo, and A.-C. Plesa
Radiolytic H2 production on Noachian Mars: Implications for Habitability.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 502, 133-145.
2017. Cannon, K. M., S. W. Parman, and J. F. Mustard
Primordial Clays on Mars Formed Beneath a Steam or Supercritical Atmosphere.
Nature, 552, 88-91.
Space Resources Roundtable
June 11-14, 2019
Talk: Strategic Regolith Processing on the Moon and Mars (2:30 pm, 5/11)
Lunar ISRU 2019
July 15-17, 2019
Talk: The Importance of Mineralogically Accurate Simulants for Lunar ISRU
NASA Exploration Science Forum
July 23-25, 2019
Moffett Field, CA
Feel free to contact me about my work, potential speaking appearances, or possible collaborations.
Cell: (+1) 401-340-6608