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Newswise: Finer Flaws: Exploring the Advantages of Defects in Laser Manufactured Materials
Released: 26-Jul-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Finer Flaws: Exploring the Advantages of Defects in Laser Manufactured Materials
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

APL researchers set out to better understand the influence of different defects on the mechanical performance of additively manufactured materials. In a recent journal article, they provide data to help understand the effects of defects and enable decision-making.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL, Amazon Partner to Accelerate Access to High-Res Brain Mapping Data
Released: 22-Jul-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL, Amazon Partner to Accelerate Access to High-Res Brain Mapping Data
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

An expanded collaboration between APL and the Amazon Web Services' Open Data Sponsorship Program will further enable the storage and accessibility of ever-expanding neuroimaging datasets generated by the neuroscience research community.

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Released: 25-Jun-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Brain-Computer Interface Enables Johns Hopkins Study Participant to Touch and Feel Holographic Objects
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

As part of a larger study exploring neural multiplexing and new modes of perception enabled by brain-computer interface (BCI), Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated the ability to “feel” virtual objects by integrating neural stimulation in a mixed-reality environment.

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Released: 16-Apr-2021 11:45 AM EDT
Super Sticky: Johns Hopkins APL Creates Strong, Fast, Waterproof Adhesive
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

APL created an additive to turn commercial glue into a rapidly curing underwater adhesive that is effective on a range of surfaces, including aluminum, stainless steel, glass and plastic. The adhesive performed best on untreated aluminum surfaces with a high bonding strength of approximately 400 pounds in 60 seconds.

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Released: 14-Dec-2020 4:50 PM EST
Quadriplegic Patient Uses Brain Signals to Feed Himself with Two Advanced Prosthetic Arms
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Almost two years into a research study conducted by Johns Hopkins APL and Johns Hopkins Medicine, a quadriplegic patient can now control two robotic arms with his brain — and can even feed himself.

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Released: 7-Dec-2020 2:15 PM EST
Enhanced Phantom Limb Perception Improves Prosthesis Function, Study Finds
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

In exploring ways to make it easier for users to control a prosthesis, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, found that giving them sensory stimulation enhances the perception of their phantom hand and leads to more reliable and repeatable muscle movement signals, which are used to control a prosthetic arm. Their most recent findings, “Sensory Stimulation Enhances Phantom Limb Perception and Movement Decoding,” were published in the Journal of Neural Engineering.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 8:20 AM EST
New Cyber Defense Feed Protects Government Systems in Live Trial Across Four States
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

A new automated data feed that helps defend state and local government computer systems from cyberattacks and rapidly blocks threats across state lines reduced cyber defense time from some three days to less than three minutes in a successful pilot program across four states.

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Released: 3-Nov-2020 5:50 PM EST
Second Annual National Health Symposium Event Summary Available
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The event summary for the second annual National Health Symposium, organized by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, is now available.

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Released: 28-Aug-2020 12:20 PM EDT
APL and the Intelligence Community Tackle Malware in the Age of AI
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

APL scientists are working with the intelligence community to develop fundamentally new methods to inspect artificial intelligence for Trojans — vulnerabilities that deep networks are exposed to during the AI training process.

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Released: 29-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Ranked No. 3 on Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators List
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory secured the No. 3 spot on Fast Company’s 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators list — marking the second consecutive year that APL appeared among businesses and organizations around the globe honored for demonstrating a deep commitment to encouraging innovation at all levels.

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Released: 17-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Flexes Rapid Prototyping Muscles, Impacts Navy
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The story of how the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) turned a three-year air and missile defense prototyping plan into a working version in just 12 months is a tale of collaboration, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking.

Newswise: MESSENGER Data show How Spacecraft could end Neutron Lifetime Stalemate
Released: 11-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
MESSENGER Data show How Spacecraft could end Neutron Lifetime Stalemate
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Now, a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, and Durham University in England has provided a way that could end the decades-long stalemate. Using data from NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, the team shows that the lifetime of a neutron can be measured from space. The findings were reported June 11 in the journal Physical Review Research.

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Released: 7-Jun-2020 10:10 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL, NASA Upgrade Global Search and Rescue System
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

NASA may be best known for focusing on what’s beyond Earth’s atmosphere, but the agency also has another role — searching for human life on our home planet, especially when those lives are in danger. Staff members from the Air and Missile Defense Sector at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory are working with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and its partners to upgrade NASA’s Search and Rescue system.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Delivers Prototype Defense Planning and Assessment Tool to USS Bunker Hill
Released: 5-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Delivers Prototype Defense Planning and Assessment Tool to USS Bunker Hill
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Last summer, the captain of the USS Bunker Hill offered to test an APL air-defense tool if the Lab could provide a prototype before the ship deployed in six months. When the Bunker Hill left San Diego in January, the tool was onboard — and Lab engineers now await valuable warfighter feedback on its use.

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Released: 30-Mar-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL-Developed Health Surveillance Tool Augments Nation’s COVID-19 Response
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

A public health electronic surveillance tool developed by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, is helping to fill gaps by tracking the COVID-19’s spread symptomatically.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Biologists Sequencing Genome of the Virus Causing COVID-19
Released: 23-Mar-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Biologists Sequencing Genome of the Virus Causing COVID-19
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Inside the molecular diagnostics laboratory at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore two biologists from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) are working alongside them. Peter Thielen and Tom Mehoke, members of APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Department, are waiting for the positive tests. Certainly, positive tests are no cause for celebration; but for Thielen and Mehoke, they are an invaluable sample — and a key to learning more about the rapidly spreading virus.

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Released: 30-Jan-2020 6:05 PM EST
Saving the Planet, One Drop at a Time
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, have identified highly absorbent materials that can extract drinkable water out of thin air – which could potentially lead to technologies that supply potable water in the driest areas on the planet.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Takes 3D Printing of Electronic Parts to the Next Level
Released: 2-Dec-2019 2:30 PM EST
Johns Hopkins APL Takes 3D Printing of Electronic Parts to the Next Level
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, have demonstrated a novel and groundbreaking way to additively print gallium nitride (GaN) — a material that can be used to produce semiconductor power devices as well as radio-frequency components and light-emitting diodes – using a combination of liquid and gas. Their work was detailed in "A pathway to compound semiconductor additive manufacturing," published recently in the journal MRS Communications.

Newswise: Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson Is Named Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Released: 13-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson Is Named Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Admiral John M. Richardson, former Chief of Naval Operations, has joined the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as a Senior Fellow. Admiral Richardson served as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations from September 2015 to August 2019.

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Released: 17-Oct-2019 2:45 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL’s Breakthrough Flexible, Cuttable Lithium-Ion Battery Now Won’t Catch Fire
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has realized another landmark achievement with their breakthrough lithium-ion battery technology. The flexible Li-ion battery that can operate under extreme conditions — including cutting, submersion and simulated ballistic impact — can now also add incombustible to its resume.

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Released: 16-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
In a First, Patient Controls Two Prosthetic Arms with His Thoughts
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and School of Medicine have, for the first time, demonstrated simultaneous control of two of the world’s most advanced prosthetic limbs through a brain-machine interface. The team is also developing strategies for providing sensory feedback for both hands at the same time using neural stimulation.

Newswise: Tough Errors Are No Match for APL Team Exploring Quantum Science
Released: 16-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Tough Errors Are No Match for APL Team Exploring Quantum Science
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has been tapped by the Department of Energy to develop advanced quantum computing and networking technologies. The award is part of larger DOE effort to address basic research gaps in the ideas, methods and tools that connect quantum computing applications to hardware.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators List
Released: 7-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural Best Workplaces for Innovators List
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has been named to the inaugural Fast Company Best Workplaces for Innovators list. APL’s history of solving tough technical problems dates back to 1942, when the Laboratory developed a variable timing fuze that revolutionized air defense and helped turn the tide of World War II. Today, the Lab’s work spans from deep sea to deep space, encompassing complex systems vital to national security and health, including breakthroughs in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Released: 24-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Operating at the Speed of Thought
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

With a recent award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, will develop a brain-machine interface that will enable the control of complex systems at the speed of thought.

Newswise: Hopkins Researchers Release Tool to Enable Better Health Care
Released: 13-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Hopkins Researchers Release Tool to Enable Better Health Care
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, and Johns Hopkins Medicine have launched the Precision Medicine Analytics Platform (PMAP), a new data analytics tool that will facilitate big-data research across the JHU enterprise and enable clinicians to make discoveries and improve their patient care.

Released: 25-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Cool Tool Could Enable Quantum Computers to Tackle More Complex Applications
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, APL researchers describe a way to manipulate the critical elements of a quantum computer and their control components that will be an important piece of scaling quantum computer systems to the larger sizes needed for more complex applications.

Newswise: How Can the U.S. Call Upon Its Strengths as It Looks Forward to an Uncertain Future?
Released: 12-Dec-2018 11:15 AM EST
How Can the U.S. Call Upon Its Strengths as It Looks Forward to an Uncertain Future?
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

“A Preface to Strategy: The Foundations of American National Security,” a new paper from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Senior Fellows, examines the nation’s core strengths and how they should shape new strategies.

Released: 6-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
APL, Collaborators Launch World’s Largest Neuroscience Data Repository
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, collaborating with scientists from Johns Hopkins University and many other universities and research organizations

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Released: 2-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Do Robot Swarms Work Like Brains?
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

New Johns Hopkins study explores navigation similarities between the mind and robot swarms

Newswise: Drafting Emergency Orders to Defend America’s Electric Grid
Released: 4-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Drafting Emergency Orders to Defend America’s Electric Grid
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

A new paper from Johns Hopkins APL Senior Fellow Dr. Paul Stockton examines how power companies can partner with the Department of Energy to defeat attacks on the U.S. electric system.

Newswise: Parker Solar Probe Launches on Historic Journey to Touch the Sun
Released: 13-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
Parker Solar Probe Launches on Historic Journey to Touch the Sun
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday, Aug. 12, to begin its journey to the Sun

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Research Points to Increasing Role of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging and Diagnostics
Released: 28-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Research Points to Increasing Role of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging and Diagnostics
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, and collaborators at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, have developed image analysis and machine learning tools to detect age-related macular degeneration, and report in Nature Medicine that such tools can be applied to other image-based medical diagnoses.

Newswise: APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector Sponsors Charity “Book Battle” to Support Local Children
Released: 6-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
APL’s Air and Missile Defense Sector Sponsors Charity “Book Battle” to Support Local Children
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Staff members from the Air and Missile Defense Sector (AMDS) at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have collected more than 15,000 books for children living below the poverty line in the local area.

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Released: 4-Apr-2018 11:00 AM EDT
Send Your Name to the Sun Aboard Parker Solar Probe
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe — designed, built and managed by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) — will launch in summer 2018 and travel to our star on a historic mission to “touch the Sun.” Now you can get on board and be a part of this voyage of extreme exploration.

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Released: 2-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
NASA Selects Johns Hopkins APL-Led Mission to Titan for Further Development
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

NASA has selected an APL proposal to send an innovative, instrumented rotorcraft to Saturn's largest moon for further development.

13-Nov-2017 8:00 AM EST
Johns Hopkins APL and FS-ISAC Operationalize the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense Framework to Improve Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center are operationalizing the Integrated Adaptive Cyber Defense (IACD) framework, which will enable companies to improve the ability to quickly and broadly share information and prevent and respond to cyberattacks.

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Released: 16-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Breakthrough Cuttable, Flexible, Submersible and Ballistic-Tested Lithium-ion Battery Offers New Paradigm of Safety and Performance
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Breakthrough Cuttable, Flexible, Submersible and Ballistic-Tested Lithium-ion Battery Offers New Paradigm of Safety and Performance

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Released: 12-Oct-2017 4:30 PM EDT
Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic

Newswise: New Research Allows Preservation of Therapeutics in Adverse Conditions
Released: 9-Oct-2017 1:05 PM EDT
New Research Allows Preservation of Therapeutics in Adverse Conditions
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory have demonstrated a significant advancement in the preservation of certain kinds of therapeutics in a portable, stable, and heat resistant form that is ideal for applications in remote or challenging areas.

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Released: 6-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Water and Air: Flying Fish UAAV Can Go Anywhere
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Johns Hopkins APL researchers created a fixed-wing, unmanned vehicle that could autonomously operate underwater and then propel itself fast enough to make the transition into the air, becoming an autonomous flying aerial vehicle.

Newswise: APL Demonstrates High-Bandwidth Communications Capability at Sea
Released: 24-Aug-2017 3:15 PM EDT
APL Demonstrates High-Bandwidth Communications Capability at Sea
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

A team of engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, has successfully demonstrated a high-bandwidth, free space optical (FSO) communications system between two moving ships, proving operational utility of FSO technology in the maritime environment.

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Released: 23-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL’s ‘Dragonfly’ Dual-Quadcopter Aims to Explore Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Dragonfly mission concept would use an instrumented, radioisotope-powered, dual-quadcopter to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of our solar system’s “ocean worlds.”

Newswise: Cool Power
Released: 23-Jun-2017 12:30 PM EDT
Cool Power
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Breakthroughs in solar panel cooling tech will help keep NASA’s Parker Solar Probe operating at peak performance — even while flying through the sun’s corona

Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Collaborates with Facebook’s Building 8 to Develop Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies
Released: 19-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins APL Collaborates with Facebook’s Building 8 to Develop Breakthrough Brain–Computer Interface Technologies
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

The Lab has been designing noninvasive optical imaging methods to increase the reach of neural prosthetics, and ultimately produce technologies that could offer high-speed, thought-driven interfaces.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role as US, Japan Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test
Released: 9-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST
Johns Hopkins APL Plays Key Role as US, Japan Conduct First SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense, and U.S. Navy sailors aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), played a key role in the first live-fire intercept using the new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA guided missile during a Feb. 3 flight test off the west coast of Hawaii.

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Released: 13-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST
Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Demonstrate High-Speed, Autonomous Surface Patrol Capability
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

In September, an APL experiment, in collaboration with the Surface Targets Branch of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, worked to advance the state of the art of collaborative, autonomous USV behaviors to higher speeds and larger numbers of vessels.

Newswise: New Study Reveals Relationships Between Chemicals Found on Comets
Released: 2-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST
New Study Reveals Relationships Between Chemicals Found on Comets
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

A new study has revealed similarities and relationships between certain types of chemicals found on 30 different comets, which vary widely in their overall composition compared to one another. The research is part of ongoing investigations into these primordial bodies, which contain material largely unchanged from the birth of the solar system some 4.6 billion years ago.

Newswise: Andrew Merkle Appointed Research and Exploratory Development Mission Area Executive
Released: 26-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Andrew Merkle Appointed Research and Exploratory Development Mission Area Executive
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Andrew Merkle has been appointed the Mission Area Executive for Research and Exploratory Development at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. He assumed his post on Oct. 1.

Newswise: Ice Not a Major Factor of Dwarf Planet Ceres’ Surface Features
Released: 2-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT
Ice Not a Major Factor of Dwarf Planet Ceres’ Surface Features
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Although there is significant evidence of ice on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in orbit between Mars and Jupiter, an analysis of the surface geology indicates that ice is not a major factor in forming surface features, according to a paper in the September issue of Science magazine.

Newswise: APL Instrument Shows Mars Gullies Likely Not Formed By Liquid Water
Released: 10-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT
APL Instrument Shows Mars Gullies Likely Not Formed By Liquid Water
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

New findings using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) show that gullies on modern Mars are most likely not being formed by flowing liquid water. This new evidence will allow researchers to further narrow theories as to the mechanisms behind the formation of gullies on Mars, and help reveal more details about Mars’ recent geologic processes.


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