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Planetary Science News

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.

EAPS Alumnus Dr. Feustel Assigned to International Space Station
Dr. Feustel has been assigned to his first long-duration mission.

Model for Orientale lunar basin formation published in Science
A research team including two EAPS professors and two EAPS graduate students has published two articles in Science detailing new discoveries about the moon.


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