John Moores talks Mars in Slate Magazine
Lassonde professor John Moores was interviewed for an article in Slate Magazine article “What’s Next for Space Exploration”.
In the piece for this international publication, John Moores talks about the future of Mars exploration and explains why he wants to conduct climate studies there similar to those on our planet.
“Earth’s ice cores may preserve a record of climate that goes back over a million years, but on Mars, there is a record that is far longer and easier to read” due to less dramatic weather, he says. Landing a probe on the northern Martian ice cap to use radar or drill down “would tell us about the last 5 to 10 million years of Mars’ history, and whether the planet periodically comes back to life in a reverse of our Ice Ages.”
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