Stanton J. Peale
|Stanton J. Peale|
January 23, 1937 |
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
|Fields||Astrophysics, planetary science|
|Institutions||Cornell University, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
|Notable awards||Newcomb Cleveland Prize (1979)
James Craig Watson Medal Award for Contributions to Astronomy (1982),
Brouwer Award (1992)
National Academy of Sciences (2009)
Stanton Jerrold Peale (born January 23, 1937) is an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include the geophysical and dynamical properties of planets and exoplanets.
In 1979 Peale and collaborators predicted that Jupiter's satellite Io might show widespread volcanism as a result of the action of tides. This prediction was confirmed by data from the Voyager 1 Mission which showed that Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system.
- Newcomb Cleveland Prize (1979)
- James Craig Watson Medal Award for Contributions to Astronomy (1982)
- Brouwer Award (1992)
- National Academy of Sciences (2009)
- "Stanton J. Peale". National Academy of Sciences Member Directory. Retrieved 2014-05-18.
- Peale, Stanton J. (1969). "Generalized Cassini's Laws". The Astronomical Journal 74: 483. Bibcode:1969AJ.....74..483P. doi:10.1086/110825. ISSN 0004-6256.
- Peale, S. J. (1976). "Does Mercury have a molten core?". Nature 262 (5571): 765–766. Bibcode:1976Natur.262..765P. doi:10.1038/262765a0. ISSN 0028-0836.
- Peale, S. J.; Cassen, P.; Reynolds, R. T. (1979). "Melting of Io by Tidal Dissipation". Science 203 (4383): 892–894. Bibcode:1979Sci...203..892P. doi:10.1126/science.203.4383.892. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 17771724.