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Mars

  • Space Glaciers: Carbon Dioxide Ice Forms Glaciers on Mars

    Space Glaciers: Carbon Dioxide Ice Forms Glaciers on Mars

    A modeling study recently found that the carbon dioxide ice deposits at the South Pole of Mars flow as glaciers do, highlighting the importance of understanding ice in outer space.

  • Can a New Type of Glacier on Mars Aid Future Astronauts?

    Can a New Type of Glacier on Mars Aid Future Astronauts?

    A recent publication identifies evidence of glacial activity and underground ice on Mars in an unusually flat and temperate area, which could serve as a future human landing site.

  • Fresh Evidence of Life on Mars?

    Fresh Evidence of Life on Mars?

    In a landscape shaped by wind and water, is it possible that microbial life was found on Mars in 1976? A new paper indicates life may be present, and a new mission to Mars may confirm the results.

Columbia campus skyline with text Columbia Climate School Class Day 2024 - Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our Columbia Climate School MA in Climate & Society Class of 2024! Learn about our May 10 Class Day celebration. #ColumbiaClimate2024

  • Space Glaciers: Carbon Dioxide Ice Forms Glaciers on Mars

    Space Glaciers: Carbon Dioxide Ice Forms Glaciers on Mars

    A modeling study recently found that the carbon dioxide ice deposits at the South Pole of Mars flow as glaciers do, highlighting the importance of understanding ice in outer space.

  • Can a New Type of Glacier on Mars Aid Future Astronauts?

    Can a New Type of Glacier on Mars Aid Future Astronauts?

    A recent publication identifies evidence of glacial activity and underground ice on Mars in an unusually flat and temperate area, which could serve as a future human landing site.

  • Fresh Evidence of Life on Mars?

    Fresh Evidence of Life on Mars?

    In a landscape shaped by wind and water, is it possible that microbial life was found on Mars in 1976? A new paper indicates life may be present, and a new mission to Mars may confirm the results.