Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments.
June 2012 - This month we have guest speaker Don Hassler, Science Program Director at the Southwest Research Institute, and Principal Investigator of the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD). RAD is en route to Mars as part of the Mars Science Laboratory. RAD will make the first measurements of high energy radiation on the surface of Mars - measurements that are crucial for understanding of future astronaut safety and possible evolution of life on Mars.
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