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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.

EAPS faculty and staff recognized by College of Science
The College of Science recognized five EAPS staff and faculty members at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon on Thursday.

Research team including Dr. Melosh to create Extraterrestrial Habitat Engineering program
The first New Horizons grant has been awarded by Purdue University to a team of researchers, including Dr. Melosh, proposing to create a program in Extraterrestrial Habitat Engineering – believed to be the first such university program.


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