Planetary Scientist | Ph.D Candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology
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Lujendra Ojha is a 25-year old Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and moved with his family to Tucson, Arizona when he was 15 years old. While attending the University of Arizona as an undergraduate student, he discovered mysterious, water-like streaks on the slopes of Martian mountains. The discovery led to a published article in Science when Ojha was 21 years old. This summer, NASA announced the findings of his latest study: the streaks are indeed flowing water on present-day Mars.Ojha plans to finish his Georgia Tech degree next year. His career goal is to work in a space research field. As for travelling to Mars someday, Ojha says he wouldn’t hesitate if given the opportunity. His favorite hobbies are mountain biking and playing guitar. Before he discovered water on Mars, Ojha used to play in a heavy metal rock band.