Exploring Ancient and Modern Mars with the MAVEN and the MSL Missions

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In his presentation from June 21, 2015, Dr. Paul Mahaffy, planetary scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and instrument lead for the MAVEN NGIMS and the Mars Science Laboratory SAM instruments, focuses on current and past measurements of isotopes and volatile gases in the Martian surface and atmosphere during the final day of the 2015 MAVEN New Media Professional Development Workshop.

During the presentation and discussion, Dr. Mahaffy demonstrates the compelling case that NASA’s Mars missions are making for long-lasting water on the surface of the Red Planet and what that means for potential past and present habitability.

View all of the videos from the workshop in one playlist, here:

(Video credit: Tom Mason/University of Colorado Boulder-LASP)

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
NASA Goddard
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover

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