Science & Research Roundup: Nov. 3, 2015

One small step for man, one giant leap for Martian kind In response to requests from NASA for potential landing sites for human exploration of Mars, University researchers have made suggestions based on their research, according to an Oct. 28 University press release. Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Jim Head has suggested a spot called Deuteronilus Mensae, which has geological formations similar to those with glacial ice on Earth and contains buried ice. Any site chosen by NASA needs to be hospitable for human habitation and have access to potential scientific discoveries, according to the press release. Early in his scientific career, Head worked with NASA to help determine landing locations for the Apollo missions. “We learned a lot about selecting sites of high scientific interest, planning traverses…


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