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Using your science to explore the climate history of Mars

Tuesday 11th Feb 2020, 09.00am

Mars today is colder than Antarctica and drier than the Sahara — but scratch just beneath its dusty red coating and tales of a different planet emerge. The young Mars of three billion years ago was an Earth-like place of rain, rivers, and perhaps even oceans. Though long-gone, the rocks remember. In the lab, and through a simple understanding of chemistry, we can listen to what they have to say.

Using your science to explore the climate history of Mars

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