Back to MSFC Planetary Deanna Phillips

Deanna Phillips is a PhD student at the University in Alabama in Huntsville studying planetary science, working with Dr. Renee Weber. Her research work focuses on using newly rediscovered seismic data from Apollo 17 to form a more complete seismic profile of the Moon from the surface to the core. Her master’s work investigated the Apollo 17 Lunar Seismic Profiling Experiment (LSPE) events and their association with lunar sunrise and sunset. Her PhD work focuses on locating these thermal events and correlating them with boulder breakdown to form lunar regolith. She is also working with the Apollo 17 Lunar Surface Gravimeter to better locate deep moonquakes in conjunction with Apollo 12-16 seismic data to improve our knowledge about the interior of the Moon.


Small-town stargazer pursues passion for planetary seismology with physics Ph.D.



Deanna Phillips, MS


NSSTC 2081 / OBJ 300J
deanna.phillips at


BS, Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2016


MS, Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017


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