mars

It’s a well known fact that Washington has boundless natural wonders in its backyard, but few people know that it has places similar to our sister planet – Mars. 

The WWU Mars Research Lab recently took a trip to Eastern Washington to study the ancient basalt rock flows and the landscape…

Western Associate Professor of Geology, Physics and Astronomy Melissa Rice works with undergrad and graduate students to support the Mars 2020 Rover mission.

For a long time, Melissa Rice's big dream was dance. She wanted to be a ballerina ever since she saw "The Nutcracker" at four years old. In high school, she danced three hours a day at the Pacific Northwest Ballet. “And it got to the point where my friends who were continuing…

Mars has clues to offer about its past, if you know where to look and what to look for.

Western Washington University assistant professor of Geology Melissa Rice, a member of NASA’s Curiosity rover science team, has collaborated with that team to publish new research from the rover…

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