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Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We are committed to supporting BIPOC scientists. Read our statement of solidarity on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page.
Everyday Questions of Mars
From the possibilities of life on Mars to potential chalk material, the researchers at the LSU School of Science answer your common and uncommon questions about Mars.
V I S I O N
Inspired by the possibility of life beyond Earth,
we seek to explore, discover, and share the frontiers of planetary science.
M I S S I O N
We explore processes on planetary bodies extending from the weathering of surfaces to the depths of igneous evolution. We use surface observations as windows to geology and habitability.
The Geologic Evolution of Greater Thaumasia
Thaumasia Planum and the surrounding regions are geochemically distinct from their surroundings, as seen by the Mars Oddysey Gamma-Ray Spectrometer. We explore the regional geochemistry and mineralogy to support a view that a persistent volcanic system, stemming from an evolving mantle is responsible for the unique signatures.
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