Mars Maps and Methanogens

In Astrobiology Magazine latest podcast, our host Simon Mitton interviews Rick Ulrich, Professor in the department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Arkansas and deputy director of the Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences. Ulrich discusses how thermal modeling of Mars is being used to create temperature maps of the planet. With these maps, astrobiologists and planners of future missions could pick out the places where life may possibly exist in the subsurface.