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WUOT: East Tennessee Geologist Marks Curiosity’s First Year on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has been poking, prodding, and sniffing the rocks around Mars in an attempt to better understand its past and present. Linda Kah, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, is a part of the science team investigating Mars and spoke with WUOT’s All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth about what Curiosity has learned in its first year, and the exciting “road trip” yet to come.

Geology Professor to Discuss Her Work with Curiosity Rover at Science Forum

Linda Kah, an associate professor in earth and planetary sciences, has been working with NASA on the Curiosity rover mission to Mars for eight years. She will be discussing the mission at the Science Forum on Friday. Kah will talk about the mission’s goal to assess if any area of Mars is habitable or has been in the past. The presentation begins at noon in Rooms C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Attendees can bring lunch or purchase it at the arena.

Professor Shares Photos from Rover Mission

Linda Kah is an integral part of the NASA team working on the Curiosity rover on Mars. The associate professor of earth and planetary sciences works on camera team that is searching for features within rocks that might provide clues to the role of fluids in the planet’s past. This week, she shared a self-portrait of the rover.

Wall-E on Mars?

Linda Kah, associate professor of earth and planetary sciences, and her Mars Curiosity camera team call this picture “Wall-E.”

Two UT Scientists to Begin Searching for Potential Habitats for Life on Mars

Jeffrey Moersch

NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars Sunday night. Then, the work began for two UT professors searching for potentially habitable environments on the red planet. Linda Kah and Jeffrey Moersch, associate professors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, are an integral part of the NASA team working on the rover.

UT professors helping to lead mission to Mars

WATE-TV’s Jill McNeal interviewed Jeffrey Moersch, associate professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, before he headed to California for his Mars Mission. He and Linda Kah, also an associate professor in the department, are an integral part of the NASA team working on the Curiosity rover.