The Mars rover Perseverance takes a “selfie” on the 198th Martian day of its mission on the red planet. Purdue planetary scientists Briony Horgan and Roger Wiens are both part of the team behind aspects of the SUV-sized Mars rover and its ongoing mission. (Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
What is the importance of the red planet, Earth’s neighbor more than 150 million miles away? Looking for the latest in Mars research? What can another planet’s history tell us about Earth’s future? A variety of Purdue’s leadership, expertise and innovation in Mars and planetary research is highlighted in this roundup.