News and Highlights

2018

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Commentary on Early Mars Climate Conundrum Published
Robin Wordsworth at Harvard, Bethany Ehlmann, and colleagues have published a brief commentary in Nature Geoscience discussing the key questions and key measurements for solving the early Mars climate conundrum.
12-07-18

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Paper Identifying New CRISM Artifact Published in GRL
A paper by Ellen Leask and others published in Geophysical Research Letters presents a new artifact in CRISM data and calls into question some previous results identifying minerals that occur in single or few-pixel areas on Mars, including reports of perchlorates detected from orbit.
11-09-18

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Review Paper on Rock-Hosted Life Submitted
A review paper by Bethany Ehlmann and others, "Paleo-Rock-Hosted Life on Earth and the Search on Mars: a Review and Strategy for Exploration," has been submitted to Astrobiology and is available on arXiv.
09-25-18

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Oman Drilling Project Imaging Spectroscopy
Bethany Ehlmann, Rebecca Greenberger, and Elena Amador are headed to Japan to scan 1.7 km of core from Phase 2 of the Oman Drilling Project with our imaging spectrometer aboard the drilling vessel Chikyu. Follow their progress on Twitter.
07-12-18

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Elena Amador Wins Best Poster Award
Postdoc Elena Amador has won an award for best planetary science poster at the annual JPL Postdoc Research Day.
06-21-18

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Eva Scheller Awarded NESSF Fellowship
Graduate student Eva Scheller has been awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship for her work "Composition, Geological History, and Impact Deformation of Noachian Basement in the Surroundings of the Isidis Impact Basin."
05-18-18

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Ellen Leask Receives Dwornik Award Honorable Mention
Graduate student Ellen Leask has received a Dwornik Award honorable mention for her poster “New possible CRISM artifact at 2.1 micrometers and implications for orbital mineral detections” at the 2018 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
05-18-18

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Controlled Atmosphere Environment Chamber
Our controlled atmosphere environment chamber is fully setup and operational in the lab. We are currently measuring reduced samples under anoxic conditions but can accommodate any inert gas.
05-18-18

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Dr. Peter Buhler
Congratulations to Dr. Peter Buhler, who successfully defended his PhD, “Measuring and Modeling the Interplay between Planetary Orbits, Interiors, Surfaces, and Atmospheres!” He is headed to JPL for a postdoc.
05-17-18

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Dr. Daven Quinn
Congratulations to Dr. Daven Quinn, who successfully defended his PhD, “The Regional Structural Geology of Earth and Mars!” He is headed to University of Wisconsin Madison for a postdoc.
05-02-18

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Dr. Jennifer Buz
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Buz, who successfully defended her PhD, “Macro Mars to Micro Mars: Mapping Minerals and Magnetization!” She is headed to Northern Arizona University for a postdoc.
04-20-18

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EMIT Selected
NASA has selected EMIT, a spaceborne sensor to study the mineral composition of dust, and Prof. Ehlmann is a co-investigator
02-09-18

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Bagnold Dunes Special Issue Published
The Bagnold Dunes special issue is published, describing Curiosity's explorations of Martian sand dunes.
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