Keith S Noll

Keith S Noll

  • Chief , Planetary Systems Laboratory
  • 301.614.5968
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 693
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Keith Noll is a planetary astronomer currently working at the Goddard Space Flight Center where he is the Chief for the Planetary Systems Laboratory. Previously, he worked for 20 years at the Space Telescope Science Institute. His interests include small bodies in the solar system, giant planet atmospheres, brown dwarfs, Titan and icy satellites. For the last decade he has focused on studies of the Kuiper Belt, particularly using the Hubble Space Telescope to discover more than 75% of all known Kuiper Belt binaries. His current research interest is identifying opportunities to study primitive solar system material accessible to Earth-based missions.

    Professional Societies

    Division of Planetary Science, American Astronomical Society, 1981 - Present
    International Astronomical Union, 1993 - Present
    IAU Working Group for Small Body Nomenclature, 2007 - Present

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Benecchi, S. D., K. S. Noll, H. A. Weaver, et al. J. R. Spencer, S. A. Stern, M. W. Buie, and A. H. Parker. 2015. "New Horizons: Long-range Kuiper Belt targets observed by the Hubble Space Telescope." Icarus 246, 369-374:

    Grundy, W. M., S. D. Benecchi, S. B. Porter, and K. S. Noll. 2014. "The orbit of transneptunian binary Manwë and Thorondor and their upcoming mutual events." Icarus, 237: 1-8.

    Benecchi, S. D., K. S. Noll, A. Thirouin, et al. E. Ryan, W. M. Grundy, A. Verbiscer, A. Doressoundiram, D. Hestroffer, R. Beaton, D. Rabinowitz, and N. Chanover. 2014. "The UT 7/8 February 2013 Sila-Nunam mutual event & future predictions." Icarus, 229: 423-427.

    Thirouin, A., K. S. Noll, J. L. Ortiz, and N. Morales. 2014. "Rotational properties of the binary and non-binary populations in the trans-Neptunian belt." Astron. & Astrophys. 569, id.A3:

    Perez-Hoyos, S., J. F. Sanz-Requena, A. Sanchez-Lavega, et al. M. Wong, H. B. Hammel, G. S. Orton, I. dePater, A. A. Simon-Miller, J. T. Clarke, and K. Noll. 2012. "Vertical cloud structure of the 2009 Jupiter impact based on HST/WFC3 observations." Icarus, 221: 1061-1078 [ doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.10.012]

    Sanchez-Lavega, A., G. S. Orton, R. Hueso, et al. S. Perez-Hoyos, L. N. Fletcher, E. Garcia-Melendo, J. M. Gomez-Forrellad, I. de Pater, M. Wong, H. B. Hammel, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, A. Simon-Miller, N. Barrado-Izagirre, F. Marchis, O. Mousis, J. L. Ortiz, J. Garcia-Rojas, M. Cecconi, J. T. Clarke, K. Noll, S. Pedraz, A. Wesley, P. Kalas, N. McConnell, W. Golisch, D. Griep, P. Sears, E. Volquardsen, V. Reddy, M. Shara, R. Binzel, W. Grundy, J. Emery, A. Rivkin, C. Thomas, D. Trilling, K. Bjorkman, A. J. Burgasser, H. Campins, T. M. Sato, Y. Kasaba, J. Ziffer, R. Mirzoyan, M. Fitzgerald, H. Bouy, and I. Team. 2011. "Long-Term Evolution of the Aerosol Debris Cloud Produced by the 2009 Impact on Jupiter." Icarus, 214: 462-476.

    Hueso, R., A. Wesley, C. Go, et al. S. Perez-Hoyos, M. H. Wong, L. N. Fletcher, A. Sanchez-Lavega, I. de Pater, G. S. Orton, A. A. Simon-Miller, S. G. Djorgovski, M. L. Edwards, H. B. Hammel, J. T. Clarke, K. S. Noll, and P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher. 2010. "First Earth-Based Detection of a Superbolide on Jupiter." Ap J Lett, 721: L129-L133.

    Hammel, H. B., M. Wong, J. T. Clarke, et al. I. de Pater, L. N. Fletcher, R. Hueso, K. Noll, G. S. Orton, S. Perez-Hoyos, A. Sanchez-Lavega, A. A. Simon-Miller, and P. Yanamandra-Fisher. 2010. "Jupiter after the 2009 Impact: Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Impact-generated Debris and its Temporal Evolution." Ap J Lett, 715: L150-L154.

    Cheng, A. F., A. A. Simon-Miller, H. A. Weaver, et al. K. H. Baines, G. S. Orton, P. A. Yamanadra-Fisher, O. Mousis, E. Pantin, L. Vanzi, L. Fletcher, J. R. Spencer, S. A. Stern, J. T. Clarke, M. J. Mutchler, and K. S. Noll. 2008. "Changing Characteristics of Jupiter's Little Red Spot." Astronomical Journal, 135: 2246-2452.

    Noll, K. S., W. M. Grundy, E. I. Chiang, J.-L. Margot, and S. D. Kern. 2008. "Binaries in the Kuiper Belt." The Solar System Beyond Neptune, Tucson: 345-363.

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Keith Noll is a planetary astronomer currently working at the Goddard Space Flight Center where he is the Chief for the Planetary Systems Laboratory. Previously, he worked for 20 years at the Space Telescope Science Institute. His interests include small bodies in the solar system, giant planet atmospheres, brown dwarfs, Titan and icy satellites. For the last decade he has focused on studies of the Kuiper Belt, particularly using the Hubble Space Telescope to discover more than 75% of all known Kuiper Belt binaries. His current research interest is identifying opportunities to study primitive solar system material accessible to Earth-based missions.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Benecchi, S. D., K. S. Noll, H. A. Weaver, et al. J. R. Spencer, S. A. Stern, M. W. Buie, and A. H. Parker. 2015. "New Horizons: Long-range Kuiper Belt targets observed by the Hubble Space Telescope." Icarus 246 369-374

    Grundy, W. M., S. D. Benecchi, S. B. Porter, and K. S. Noll. 2014. "The orbit of transneptunian binary Manwë and Thorondor and their upcoming mutual events." Icarus 237 1-8

    Benecchi, S. D., K. S. Noll, A. Thirouin, et al. E. Ryan, W. M. Grundy, A. Verbiscer, A. Doressoundiram, D. Hestroffer, R. Beaton, D. Rabinowitz, and N. Chanover. 2014. "The UT 7/8 February 2013 Sila-Nunam mutual event & future predictions." Icarus 229 423-427

    Thirouin, A., K. S. Noll, J. L. Ortiz, and N. Morales. 2014. "Rotational properties of the binary and non-binary populations in the trans-Neptunian belt." Astron. & Astrophys. 569 id.A3

    Perez-Hoyos, S., J. F. Sanz-Requena, A. Sanchez-Lavega, et al. M. Wong, H. B. Hammel, G. S. Orton, I. dePater, A. A. Simon-Miller, J. T. Clarke, and K. Noll. 2012. "Vertical cloud structure of the 2009 Jupiter impact based on HST/WFC3 observations." Icarus 221 1061-1078 [ doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.10.012]

    Sanchez-Lavega, A., G. S. Orton, R. Hueso, et al. S. Perez-Hoyos, L. N. Fletcher, E. Garcia-Melendo, J. M. Gomez-Forrellad, I. de Pater, M. Wong, H. B. Hammel, P. Yanamandra-Fisher, A. Simon-Miller, N. Barrado-Izagirre, F. Marchis, O. Mousis, J. L. Ortiz, J. Garcia-Rojas, M. Cecconi, J. T. Clarke, K. Noll, S. Pedraz, A. Wesley, P. Kalas, N. McConnell, W. Golisch, D. Griep, P. Sears, E. Volquardsen, V. Reddy, M. Shara, R. Binzel, W. Grundy, J. Emery, A. Rivkin, C. Thomas, D. Trilling, K. Bjorkman, A. J. Burgasser, H. Campins, T. M. Sato, Y. Kasaba, J. Ziffer, R. Mirzoyan, M. Fitzgerald, H. Bouy, and I. Team. 2011. "Long-Term Evolution of the Aerosol Debris Cloud Produced by the 2009 Impact on Jupiter." Icarus 214 462-476.

    Hueso, R., A. Wesley, C. Go, et al. S. Perez-Hoyos, M. H. Wong, L. N. Fletcher, A. Sanchez-Lavega, I. de Pater, G. S. Orton, A. A. Simon-Miller, S. G. Djorgovski, M. L. Edwards, H. B. Hammel, J. T. Clarke, K. S. Noll, and P. A. Yanamandra-Fisher. 2010. "First Earth-Based Detection of a Superbolide on Jupiter." Ap J Lett 721 L129-L133.

    Hammel, H. B., M. Wong, J. T. Clarke, et al. I. de Pater, L. N. Fletcher, R. Hueso, K. Noll, G. S. Orton, S. Perez-Hoyos, A. Sanchez-Lavega, A. A. Simon-Miller, and P. Yanamandra-Fisher. 2010. "Jupiter after the 2009 Impact: Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Impact-generated Debris and its Temporal Evolution." Ap J Lett 715 L150-L154.

    Cheng, A. F., A. A. Simon-Miller, H. A. Weaver, et al. K. H. Baines, G. S. Orton, P. A. Yamanadra-Fisher, O. Mousis, E. Pantin, L. Vanzi, L. Fletcher, J. R. Spencer, S. A. Stern, J. T. Clarke, M. J. Mutchler, and K. S. Noll. 2008. "Changing Characteristics of Jupiter's Little Red Spot." Astronomical Journal 135 2246-2452.

    Noll, K. S., W. M. Grundy, E. I. Chiang, J.-L. Margot, and S. D. Kern. 2008. "Binaries in the Kuiper Belt." The Solar System Beyond Neptune 345-363

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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