WATE-TV: UT professor part of NASA team to make major discovery on Mars
Linda Kah, associate professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences, spoke to WATE-TV about the latest finding of NASA’s Mars Curiosity over. An analysis of a rock sample collected by the rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. “This was the first time we’d seen inside the Martian rock,” she said. “We expected, like earlier missions to Mars, that underneath the dusty coating that we’d probably have red dust and red material. It was this first test hole; it was the first time that we saw this blue-gray color on the inside of a rock. That color in itself told all of the scientists on the team that something was different here.” Kah is working on the mission.