Solar occultation observations from the ACS/MIR instrument provide coincident profiles of O3, H2O and temperature, shedding light on correlations and unveiling knowledge gaps in Mars’s photochemistry.
The discovery of tridymite in Mars’s Gale Crater triggered debate about the rare mineral’s origins. A research team recently suggested a scenario with explosive implications.
Each solar cycle might seem like the same old story, but one thing has changed significantly since the previous solar maximum–our technology.
Understanding how much water is in Martian magma is vital for understanding whether the Red Planet had seas in its early history.
Networks of valleys provide puzzling hints of running water on the surface of the Red Planet. New research suggests that some tributaries could have formed from icy sheets thousands of meters thick.
Planetary scientist studies oceans with a combination of laboratory work and satellite imagery.
While studying tectonic plates and sand, Wright works on a program to make the geosciences more equitable.
The Lut Desert in Iran is an exceptional natural laboratory to study how wind moves sediment across the landscape. A new study quantifies erosional and depositional sediment fluxes of the desert.
Analysis of the Chassigny meteorite suggests the planet acquired most of its interior volatiles from meteorites, not from the solar nebula.
The first seismic observations from Mars significantly reduce uncertainty in estimates of the Red Planet’s crustal structure.