If you are at all curious about the upcoming Hot Science Cool Talks event (18 Oct @ 7pm on the UT Campus) with Dr. John Grotzinger, Chief Scientist of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Mission, check out some of the results being published by AAAS from “the most technically advanced geochemistry laboratory ever sent to the surface of another planet”. This Special Collection: Curiosity includes some serious analysis of the Martian environment, including surface materials, sand shadows, and x-ray diffraction results! Headlines include:
Wow. In case you were wondering what Mars looks like at the 4cm scale, that’s it right there.