Tag Archives: Planetary science

York U scholars map carbon dioxide glaciers and use modelling to show they are flowing at Mars’ south pole

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 […]

Study: York U planetary scientist puts Mars lake theory on ice with new study that offers alternate explanation

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 […]

OSIRIS-REx mission attempting to get sample from Bennu: York U expert and member of mission science team available to comment

OSIRIS-REx mission attempting to get sample from Bennu today: York U expert and member of mission science team available to comment TORONTO, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 – Today, after years of studying the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx mission will make its first attempt to collect and retrieve a sample from its surface. The mission will […]

New research led by York U planetary scientist provides clues on methane’s interaction with surface of Mars

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 […]