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Dr. Horgan to spotlight Purdue role in Mars 2020 rover mission at Science on Tap

Dr. Horgan to spotlight Purdue role in Mars 2020 rover mission at Science on Tap
04-19-2017

Dr. Briony Horgan of EAPS will highlight efforts by Purdue and NASA in the search for signs of microbial life on Mars at next week's Science on Tap.

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EAPS Graduate Student Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship
03-30-2017

First-year EAPS graduate student Alexandra Meyer has been awarded a fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her outstanding academic achievements.

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Dr. Minton leading team to design spacecraft to study Mars moons

Dr. Minton leading team to design spacecraft to study Mars moons
03-28-2017

A Purdue team, led by Dr. Minton, will design a spacecraft for NASA to investigate the moons of Mars.

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Mars could have rings in the future, says Dr. Minton

Mars could have rings in the future, says Dr. Minton
03-20-2017

As children, we learned about our solar system’s planets by certain characteristics — Jupiter is the largest, Saturn has rings, Mercury is closest to the sun. Mars is red, but it’s possible that one of our closest neighbors also had rings at one point and may have them again someday.

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Study by Dr. Shepson finds potentially harmful effects of natural gas

Study by Dr. Shepson finds potentially harmful effects of natural gas
03-16-2017

Although burning natural gas is much cleaner than coal or oil, methane (which is mostly what natural gas consists of) has the potential to be even more damaging over the short term than coal or oil if it isn't handled properly, says Dr. Paul Shepson.

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