Larry W. Esposito

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Larry W. Esposito (born April 15, 1951[1]) is an American planetary astronomer and a Professor at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado.[2] A 1973 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Esposito received his Ph.D in Astronomy from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.[1] In 1985, he was awarded the H. C. Urey Prize by the American Astronomical Society.[3] His current work involves planetary atmospheres and ring systems.

Esposito is the Principal Investigator for the Ultra-Violet Imaging Spectrograph aboard the NASA Cassini-Huygens unmanned mission to the Saturn system.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Homepage of Dr. Larry Esposito". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Harold C. Urey Prize in Planetary Science". Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  4. ^ "Cassini Equinox Mission: UVIS". NASA. Retrieved 2010-01-27.