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Newswise: One step closer to living on Mars: NAU scientists contribute to NASA’s 'treasure map' of widespread water ice near planet’s surface

One step closer to living on Mars: NAU scientists contribute to NASA’s 'treasure map' of widespread water ice near planet’s surface

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Christopher Edwards and postdoc Jennifer Buz are co-authors of a study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters that mapped several locations on Mars at high and mid-latitudes where water ice exists at a depth as little as an inch below the planet’s surface.

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Released:
11-Dec-2019 11:25 AM EST
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Released:
12-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: On a mission to Mars
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28-Oct-2019 9:40 AM EDT
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Newswise: Space Hardware Contamination Control Protocols Get Update
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    21-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Space Hardware Contamination Control Protocols Get Update

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab want to know more about the potential harmful effects of organic contamination on space exploration hardware and how to prevent it. They will talk about their research at the 66th annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition. JPL scientist Martin Maxwell will present a session on how increased sensitivity of instruments and missions calls for an update in outdated contamination procedures.

Channels: All Journal News, Aviation and Aeronautics, Space and Astronomy, Mars, Technology,

Released:
15-Oct-2019 3:20 PM EDT
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Newswise: Ancient oasis once existed on Mars

Ancient oasis once existed on Mars

Los Alamos National Laboratory

The surface of Mars was once home to shallow, salty ponds that went through episodes of overflow and drying, according to a paper published today in Nature Geoscience.

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Released:
7-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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