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One of the moons of Mars, Phobos. PUBLIC DOMAIN

SBU researchers make new discoveries about creation of Mars’ moons

Joe McQueen October 30, 2018

One of the moons of Mars, Phobos. A recent study by researchers in Stony Brook's Department of Geoscience found evidence that suggests Mars' moons may have been created due to impact with the...

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A rover in the process of being built.PHOTO COURTESY OF LE SI QU

Robot Design Team competes to build rovers for Mars

Brianne Ledda March 28, 2018
Stony Brook University’s Robot Design Team is building a robot to compete in the University Rover Challenge, a competition to build a rover equipped to explore Mars.
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Despite cloudy skies, students learn about the stars at Astrofest

Despite cloudy skies, students learn about the stars at Astrofest

Chris Peraino May 8, 2016
With an emphasis on community outreach, this year’s Astrofest had dozens flocking to the Earth and Space Sciences building Thursday night.
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Calm Uranus, Planet Nine is not yet a certainty

Calm Uranus, Planet Nine is not yet a certainty

Timothy Sarro February 2, 2016
This is coming from one of the biggest space nerds on campus: Can we all calm down a bit until we get some more solid evidence?
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The Mars Curiosity rover, above, has been studying the Martian surface for over three years. Recently, liquid saltwater was discovered near Mars equator. PHOTO CREDIT: MENDHAK

Understanding Mars’ wetness

Timothy Sarro October 7, 2015
We’ve known about water on Mars for a while—frozen water is all over its poles. But this time, the water is liquid.
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Researchers study the geological makeup of Kīlauea, a volcano in Hawaii, as part of planetary science research. (PHOTO CREDIT : NASA SSERVI RIS4E TEAM)

Stony Brook RIS4E team studies Hawaiian volcano for NASA project

Jasmine Blennau October 16, 2014
Stony Brook University has one of nine Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) teams that will help NASA study planetary science and space exploration over the next five years.
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Joel Hurowitz, above, and his team will build an instrument called the PIXL in an attempt to prove that life once existed on Mars. (SAHER JAFRI / THE STATESMAN)

SBU chosen to build instrument to shed light on possibility of Martian life

Rachel Siford October 9, 2014
NASA awarded Joel Hurowitz, a geoscience assistant professor at Stony Brook University, and his team a 1.4 million dollar grant to build an instrument called PIXL, in order to prove past life on Mars.
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