Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration launches new augmented reality app

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Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration launches new augmented reality app

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Professor Jeff Catalano New Chief Executive Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

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Next Stop Mars - Debate About the New NASA Mars Rover

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Next stop, Mars - Inside the fierce debate over the fate of NASA’s new rover — and a chance to make history. More in the Washington Post article...

Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior

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Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag water into the deep Earth...

Professor Arvidson: Mars Opportunity Rover in the Dust Storm

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Arvidson's interview with HEC TV about the Mars Rover Opportunity, its silence due to the large dust storm, and prospects for the recovery and continued operations.

Professor Jeff Catalano: Heavy Metals in the Wetlands

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Scientists from cross disciplines at Washington University in St. Louis are investigating how the abundance of heavy metals in natural wetlands affects how much of these gasses are produced in aquatic systems.

Professor Bob Criss On Our Rivers

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Criss has championed the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec rivers, among others, in more than 25 years of work in earth and planetary sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Professor Alian Wang: Martian Dust Devils May Create Rare Rocket Fuel Ingredient

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The team estimated the rates of perchlorate formation inside Martian dust storms could be as much as 10 million times higher than those driven by photochemistry of sunlight.

Professor Alian Wang: Martian Dust Storms, Electricity, and Dust Devils

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The team found a new mechanism for chlorate/perchlorate formation that can be stimulated by martian dust storms and dust devils, which is highly significant in the search for life on Mars.

In the Field: Geology of the Azores

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Volcanic craters, fumeroles and hot springs mark the rugged landscape of São Miguel island, in the remote Portuguese Azores, where undergraduate students from Washington University in St. Louis traveled to study field geology techniques during their 2018 spring break.

On the Radio: Professor Alian Wang: Mars Research in Harsh Places on Earth

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But since the Martian landscape is too harsh to support most kinds of life, some scientists in St. Louis travel to remote places to study life that thrives in extreme environments.