Next Stop Mars - Debate About the New NASA Mars Rover
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
Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag water into the deep Earth...
Professor Arvidson: Mars Opportunity Rover in the Dust Storm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What ‘warm and wet’ planetary history means for prospects of life on Mars