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Michele Bannister
Postdoctoral fellow
Outer Solar System Origins Survey
University of Victoria
Hunting for new worlds
The small icy worlds beyond Neptune provide insights into the early history of the Solar System. I am interested in understanding how they formed, evolved and reached their present orbits, and in the landforms of their surface ices.
New first-author paper: The Outer Solar System Origins Survey: I. Design and first-quarter discoveries. arXiv:1511.02895 (Bannister et al., AJ, 2016)

If you're interested in our OSSOS dwarf planet candidate 2015 RR245, there's some excellent summaries from the Globe and Mail, National Geographic, NY Times, Sky and Telescope, and the CBC.

From August 2016 I'll be a Research Fellow with the Solar System group at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland.