Amitabh Ghosh is an Indian planetary geologist.Amitabh did his schooling from Don Bosco Park circus, Kolkata. An IITian from Kharagpur he was a key member of the team who identified the landing site for Curiosity, the Gale crater location.[citation needed] Ghosh has played prominent role in various other missions by NASA such as Mars Pathfinder Mission and MER (Mars Exploration Rover) mission. He was the only Asian in the Pathfinder mission by NASA. He has been honoured with NASA Mars Pathfinder Achievement Award in the year 1997 and the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Achievement Award in 2004, for his marvelous contributions.


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