The Power Of Dust Key To Martian Atmospheric Processes SpaceDaily

Texas A&M University researcher Mark Lemmon has been selected as member of a science team for a mission to Mars next year. No, Lemmon won’t personally be visiting the Red Planet, but his experiment will be part of the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover Mission, consisting of two identical robotic rovers scheduled for launch in mid-2003, to arrive at separate destinations on Mars in early 2004. Part of the rovers’ mission will be to get a better handle on the nature and accumulation and dissipation patterns of Mars’ signature red dust.