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.

Mantle xenon has a story to tell

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The Earth has been through a lot of changes in its 4.5 billion year history, including a shift to start incorporating and retaining volatile compounds from the atmosphere in the mantle before spewing them out again through volcanic eruptions.

Professor Ray Arvidson: Organic Compounds on Mars

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What ‘warm and wet’ planetary history means for prospects of life on Mars

Dr. Helene Couvy receives Outstanding Staff Award, given out by the Graduate Student Senate.

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The Graduate Student Senate and the OFSA Committee are proud to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 Outstanding Faculty & Staff Awards

In the News: Arvidson about Mars Rover Mission

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When Opportunity’s 5000th day dawned in February, it was a meaningful milestone for the team, and it led to a personal first for the veteran robot field geologist that has chalked up so many firsts she’s set the standard for Mars rovers.

In the News: Criss about the Mississippi River

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“To understand America at this time,” says R.D. James, a Missouri farmer and new Army assistant secretary overseeing its Corps of Engineers, “you have to understand the river.”