Groundbreaking study solves a longstanding mystery about the composition of Mars’ famous polar formations TORONTO, April 26, 2022 — Scientists have long known that a large expanse of ice at Mars’ south pole contains a mix of frozen water and carbon dioxide. But only in recent years have they started to discover just how much ice […]
Interdisciplinary investigation of the planet’s south pole points to clays being the likely culprit TORONTO, July 29, 2021 – For years scientists have been debating what might lay under the Martian planet’s south polar cap after bright radar reflections were discovered and initially attributed to water. But now, a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, led by planetary scientists from […]
TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2021 – NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter are scheduled to land on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 and York University’s Allan I. Carswell Observatory is hosting a landing party the same day.
TORONTO, August 20, 2019 – A team of researchers led by scientists at York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering has created a model of how methane changes on Mars throughout the day by using data from a satellite, the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and the Curiosity Rover. In the past, each had measured significantly different […]
Curiosity Rover’s measurements hint at subsurface reservoirs of methane on Mars and a strong interaction with surface materials TORONTO, March 8, 2019 – A new study led by Professor John Moores, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University has found evidence of a link between the surface rocks […]
Scientists from Lassonde School of Engineering’s Planetary Volatiles Laboratory at York University will be hosting the simulation and talks at the Ontario Science Centre. TORONTO, Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – As Mars moves the closest to Earth it has been in 15 years, the Lassonde School of Engineering’s Planetary Volatiles Laboratory at York University will […]
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. […]