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Planetary Science News

Multiple EAPS Graduate Students Receive IN Space Grant Consortium Fellowship
Three EAPS graduate students have been selected for a NASA-affiliated graduate fellowship.

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded Multiple Fellowships
Marie McBride, an EAPS PhD student studying planetary science, has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship and the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.

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

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

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