Ottaviano Ruesch

Research Fellow


Main Research Fields

My research field is addressing questions on the origin and evolution of planets and minor bodies. We find answers to these questions on the surfaces of Solar System objects, where past events and environments are recorded. The ability to investigate the Solar System objects and their surfaces is provided by space missions and remote sensing. In particular, I am giving emphasis to the analyses of ancient terrains on Mars with near-infrared spectroscopy and remote sensing geology. These analyses are shedding lights into the history of Mars during the Noachian and early Hesperian. Other contributions focus on the geological processes on dwarf planet Ceres, like cryovolcanism, and on the geology and mineralogy of asteroid Vesta.


  • Planetary science
  • Remote sensing
  • Near infrared spectroscopy
  • Planetary geology


List of publication (SAO/NASA ADS)

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