I’m Kevin M. Cannon:
Planetary Scientist

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My Projects

Exolith Lab

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

Lunar Mining & Landing Sites

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

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

Planetary Simulant Database

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

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

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.

2019. Cannon, K. M., and D. T. Britt
Feeding One Million People on Mars
New Space, Online Ahead of Print

2019. Britt, D. T., K. M. Cannon, K. Donaldson Hanna, J. Hogancamp, O. Poch, P. Beck, D. Martin, J. Escrig, L. Bonal, and P. T. Metzger
Simulated asteroid materials based on carbonaceous chondrite mineralogies.
MAPS, in press.

Where I’ll Be: Upcoming Meetings

VIRIDITAS: Engineering Biology for Space Exploration
November 20, 2019
Boston, MA

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