Sand Gods: Aeolian Expertise Helps Curiosity Navigate the Shifting Sands of Mars

Mars might be named for the god of war in Roman mythology, but today it’s ruled by Aeolus, who in Greek mythology had dominion over wind.

As other geologic processes have faded in impact, wind is the force that has the greatest current bearing on shaping geology on the planet where change has occurred slowly over the past three billion years.

This made Gary Kocurek, the J. Nalle Gregory Chair in Sedimentary Geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences, a likely choice to become a member of NASA’s Curiosity rover mission to Mars.

Read more at Winds Gods.

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