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Virginia Insight

Pondering Mars

NASA (Viking 1 Orbiter)

Ever wonder what’s up there on the Red Planet? For almost 40 years, "geomorphologist" Alan Howard has been studying similarities between the Earth and Mars.

And lately that research has been heating up.

NOTE: This is an encore presentation, which originally aired January 16, 2014.

Alan D. Howard, Ph.D. - Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia.

Additional Contributors:

Anne Verbiscer, Ph.D. -  Participating Scientist on the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn.  Associate Research Professor of Astronomy, University of Virginia.

Shanil Virani - Director of the J.C. Well Planetarium and Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at James Madison University.