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August 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm

Hicks in Dispatch | ‘Life on Mars? Discovery of Water Provides Tantalizing Clue’

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, portrait

Dr. Kenneth Hicks

Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, authored a column in the Columbus Dispatch headlined “Is there life on Mars? Discovery of water provides tantalizing clue.”

The European Space Agency has done it again. It has scooped NASA with a new discovery: a subglacial lake on Mars, with potentially billions of gallons of liquid water.

The ESA team published its findings in the July 25 issue of Science magazine, with lead author Roberto Orosei of the National Insitute of Astrophysics in Bologna, Italy. Scientists discovered the lake using radar from the MARSIS (Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding) spacecraft, which has been orbiting the planet since 2003.

Read the rest of his column in the Columbus Dispatch.

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