After a lecture in Washington, an incarcerated woman has a burning question.To better support the broad, interdisciplinary field of astrobiology – the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe – NASA is announcing a new programmatic infrastructure for the Astrobiology Program.Illustration of the Parker Solar Probe, which will come close enough to the sun to touch its outer corona.The NASA Nordberg award was presented to Del Genio in 2017, honoring his  “vision, leadership, and accomplishments in Earth system processes.”
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NASA MISSIONSExploring the Red Planet

The rovers and spacecraft we’ve sent to Mars have found evidence the planet was warmer in the past, with lakes and rivers. Was there life there? Future exploration may find evidence for that as well.

The facts and figures —37%

The gravity on Mars is only 37 percent of Earth’s gravity. Not only could you leap three times higher on Mars, but this lower gravity is one reason why Olympus Mons became the biggest volcano in the solar system.

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