Mars group gives hands-on experience BYU NewsNet

Members of the BYU Mars Research Group are privileged to have special research opportunities because of the school’s proximity to the Mars Desert Research Station in Southern Utah. “The geological formations near Hanksville, Utah, look very Mars-like and so that area was picked by the International Mars Society as a base for the research station about two years ago,” said David Allred, faculty advisor for the BYU chapter of the Mars Society. “About a year ago, we decided that we could probably help at the base because BYU is the closest major university to Hanksville, it’s only about a three and a half hour drive.”