Amaya Moro-Martín is an assistant astronomer at the STScI. She studies different aspects of the debris disk phenomenon and transport and radial mixing in circumstellar disks, both in the Solar system and in extrasolar planetary systems, using radiative transfer and dynamical models and observations. Her interests include the statistical properties of the disks as derived from debris disk surveys, the study of individual systems, the search for planets in protoplanetary and debris disks via direct detection, and the exchange of debris between our solar system and other planetary system. All these studies help us place our Solar system into context. She is the editor of the STScI Science Blog “An Eye on the Universe”.
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