Newly discovered layers of ice buried a mile beneath Mars’ north pole are the remnants of ancient polar ice sheets and could be one of the largest water reservoirs on the planet, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arizona. The team made the discovery using measurements gathered […]
The mid-latitudes of Mars are littered with numerous debris-covered glaciers, deposited some several hundred million years ago and composed of pure water ice under a surface debris layer. As a record of Martian climate history and a potential resource for future manned missions to Mars, they are of high interest to UTIG graduate students […]
UTIG Ph.D. student Stefano Nerozzi was recently awarded an Endowed Presidential Scholarship by the George Marshall Endowment. We caught up with Stefano to learn about his work and studies here at UTIG. Degree Working Towards/Anticipated Graduation: Ph.D. Geological Sciences, May 2019 What is the focus of your studies? I study the north polar region of Mars, specifically […]
Strange, funnel-shaped depressions on Mars could be a new place to look for signs of life on the Red Planet, according to a new UTIG-led study.
The American Geophysical Union’s annual fall meeting is December 14-18 in San Francisco and the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics is there.