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Scratching The Surface: Studying Mars' Polar Caps

In this Scratching the Surface, Operations Manager Pete Hartman learns why NASA has enlisted the help of University of Arkansas Professors Vincent Chevrier, and Jason Tullis to help the agency study the southern polar cap of Mars. Chevrier is an Assistant Research Professor at the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences. His primary research fields include surface processes on Mars and icy bodies. Tullis is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geosciences and a member of the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST) at University of Arkansas. Together, the two aim to map and and analyze the uppermost layer of the southern polar cap to have a more clear understanding of the annual patterns found on the southern martian ice cap.