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What do volcanoes tell us about the possibility of life on Mars?
Discoveries of volcanoes on the surface of the Red Planet suggests that life could once have been supported there. Dave Rothery explains how.Read now ❯What do volcanoes tell us about the possibility of life on Mars?
The recent announcement wasn't the first time astronomers have spoken about water on Mars - but this time, it's what's in the water that has excited NASA, explains Dave Rothery.Read now ❯Haven't we been told there's water on Mars before?
Discover how asteroids and microbes flying through space could hold the secret to life on Earth - and maybe even MarsWatch now ❯60 Second Adventures In Astronomy: Life on Mars
In this 3 minute video, Dr Matt Balme in The Open University's Space Science research priority area, gives us a tour of his laboratory and shows how he models the landscape of Mars.Watch now ❯Dr Matt Balme on modelling the landscape of Mars
This certificate will provide you with a basic introduction to astronomy and planetary science, and equip you with the skills for further study. You'll investigate the stars and their life cycles; the structure of planets and their atmospheres; galaxies and quasars; space exploration; planetary processes; and the origin and evolution of the Universe ? including how it might continue to evolve in the future.Learn more ❯Certificate in Astronomy and Planetary Science
As Curiosity lands in a Martian crater, get to know the Red Planet a little more closely...Read now ❯Has Curiosity made you curious about Mars?
Loss of the Mars lander from its recent probe is diappointing, but the search for life on Mars goes on.Read now ❯What missing lander means for Europe’s quest to find life on Mars
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is about to land on the red planet. In this short video, our OU academics explain their role in the remarkable mission.Watch now ❯Dr Manish Patel and Dr Stephen Lewis on Landing on Mars