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OU awarded £1 million to explore Mars and the Moon

SPS has been awarded five grants totalling more than £1 million by the UK Space Agency through its “Aurora” funding programme, demonstrating the OU’s position as a leader in planetary science.  The grants will support the following projects:

  • a project aiming to understand the behaviour and transport of water in the Martian atmosphere

  • geological studies of potential landing sites for the ESA ExoMars 2020 Rover.

  • work on the heat flow sensor on board InSight.

  • new studies of soil on the Moon  

For more information please go to:

http://www.open.ac.uk/research/news/ou-awarded-explore-mars-and-moon