Category Archives: Mars

Latest Paper: Rock stress history matters.

Viles, H. A., K. Messenzehl, J. Mayaud, M. Coombes & M. C. Bourke (2018) Stress histories control rock-breakdown trajectories in arid environments. Geology, doi.org/10.1130/G39637.1 @Geodiverse @AlpineRockfall @JeromeMayaud @MACoombes @megafloods Rock and boulder surfaces are often exposed to weathering and /or … Continue reading

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Results from TCD Mars Desert Research experiment have been returned!

As the Winter draws to a close, the undergraduate students involved in the Mars Desert Research Crew-185 have been reviewing the results and unpacking the equipment returned to Trinity College Dublin.

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The students dreaming of a Red Christmas

As many of us tuck into our Christmas pudding, two teams of Trinity undergraduate students from Geography and Earth Sciences will be thinking less of snow and more of sand when they look to the skies – with their Red … Continue reading

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Congratulations: Undergrad projects to be deployed at Mars Society Desert Research Station

Undergraduates from Geography and Earth Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have had two of their project proposals accepted for deployment during the Mars Desert Research Station Crew 185 deployment. The Mars Society established the Utah base in 2001 for the … Continue reading

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CO2, Pits and Sand Furrows on Mars

Our new open access paper: Experiments On Sublimating Carbon Dioxide Ice And Implications For Contemporary Surface Processes On Mars L. E. Mc Keown, M. C. Bourke & J. N. McElwaine, Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 14181 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14132-2

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Congratulations: International Association of Sedimentologists Travel Award.

Congratulations to Earth and Planetary Surface processes group member Lauren Mc Keown who was awarded an International Association of Sedimentologists Travel Award to attend the Martian Gullies and their Earth Analogues meeting at the Geological Society in London. She presented a poster … Continue reading

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Check it out! Planetary Geomorphology Maps for Kids

The International Cartographic Association’s commission of Planetary Cartography has produced a great series of planetary maps that are for kids. See their site here.

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