Emerging Concepts of Habitability on Mars

Jack Mustard of Brown University discusses emerging concepts of habitability on Mars at the 2012 Canadian Space Summit.

Abstract: Analysis of the most recent spacecraft data have led to discoveries that are expanding the scope of what might constitute habitability on Mars. Curiosity will no doubt rewrite our understanding of sedimentary processes on Mars, but what about the vast subsurface? What is role of impact cratering? And how should we factor in the exciting recurrent slope linea? Analyses of critical analog environments is similarly opening new avenues of inquiry. How do these recent discoveries shape our view of Habitability on Mars?

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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