Media Advisory: York U experts available to discuss NASA’s finding of water on Mars


TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2015 – Flowing water has been found on Mars, NASA announced this morning. What does this mean? Ask a York University expert.

Dark streaks have been visible on Mars in the summer, but they dry up in the fall. NASA now says those streaks are liquid water with a high salt content.

The following experts are available:

  • Paul Delaney, York U senior lecturer, Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Brendan Quine, associate professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Jesse Rogerson, York U physics and astronomy PhD candidate

York U’s media studio is available for double-ended broadcast interviews.

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