Hi, I am Tyler Horvath and I discovered that caves on the Moon are the most habitable places (thermally) in the solar system. Ask me anything!
I am Tyler Horvath, a PhD student studying Planetary Science at UCLA and I am the main researcher who discovered that caves on the Moon have some of the most habitable temperatures in the solar system. I have worked on multiple NASA missions as a satellite operator and as a scientist, but primarily I have been a part of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Diviner Lunar Radiometer Science Team. Other missions I have worked on in one way or another has been:
Science: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (Diviner Lunar Radiometer) The Mars Perserverence Rover (RIMFAX) NASA CLPS-19 (L-CIRiS: Lunar Compact Infrared Imaging System) Moon Diver (Proposed Lunar Rover) TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite)
Operations and science: Kepler Space Telescope
Operations: MMS (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission)
I primarily study the Moon and Mars though I am familiar with many topics related to planetary science and astronomy. Ask me anything about my research or space!
EDIT: I will be periodically checking the comments but will continue to answer any questions throughout the day, I appreciate all of the cool questions people have asked so far :)
EDIT 2: I realized I had put TESS under operations and science, I have only done science with the particular mission. All of the questions have been great, keep them coming! :)
EDIT 3: Logging off for the night. I'm happy to keep answering questions tomorrow though! Thanks for all of the great space questions, hope I was able to help you learn some cool things!
EDIT 4: I think I'm going to end this AMA here, there were so many awesome questions that people asked and I had a blast. If you're reading this and still have a question, it was probably answered in a comment. If it wasnt, feel free to message me on here and I will try to get back to you with an answer!!
Have a good one, Tyler