Friday, December 19, 2014

Burst 3 - MISS on Mars?

Release Date: 20 December 2014

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Nora Noffke, Associate Professor in the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University, tells us about her recent hypothesis paper that argues that certain sedimentary structures seen by the Curiosity rover on Mars could be fossilized microbial mats.

Ancient Sedimentary Structures in the <3.7 Ga Gillespie Lake Member, Mars, That Compare in Macroscopic Morphology, Spatial Associations, and Temporal Succession with Terrestrial Microbialites

Dr. Noffke's page at ODU 

ODU Press Release

Music by Jason Robinson

Gillespie Lake (photo from NASA)

1 comment:

  1. Great content, but I found the loud breathing of the interviewer while Mrs.Noffke was talking quite off-putting.