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A 3D projection of satellite data showing the dark briny streaks of water flowing, also known as recurring slope lineae down the Walls of Garni Crater on Mars. The Dry Valleys Helped Scientists Understand a Wet Mars
Science / Earth
Thursday October 08, 2015

The recent announcement of evidence of flowing, liquid water just below the Martian surface made headlines across the globe. When asked what this water might be like, NASA scientist Chris McKay pointed to Antarctica’s briny Don Juan Pond in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
Flown aboard an LC-130, IcePod bundles together a suite of instruments into a capsule that will provide new details about structures below Antarctica. Empowering Educators at the School of Ice
Science / Education and Outreach
Wednesday July 15, 2015

To the casual observer, mid-June may not seem like the ideal time to explore the science of ancient ice. However, last month, as the hot sun beat down outside, a dozen geoscience professors donned boots and thick red parkas to brave sub-zero freezers and learn the secrets embedded in ice many thousands of years old, from the coldest places on Earth.

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