COMMENTARY: Western planetary scientist available for comment on Mars water discovery

Gordon “Oz” Osinski, Director of Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), is available to comment on today’s historic announcement that a team of European scientists is claiming evidence of liquid water on Mars buried beneath a glacier near the Red Planet’s south pole.

Osinski recently returned from two weeks of field work on Devon Island, the world’s largest island without human inhabitants. With a geography and geology analogous to Mars, Devon Island has become a fertile research field for planetary scientists seeking to map its mysteries.

Researchers return with shredded tents, bear tales

Commentary reflects the perspective and scholarly interest of Western faculty members and is not an articulation of official university policy on issues being addressed.

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