Topic: Mark helper

Geologist Shares Experiences on Simulated Moon Missions

Oct. 26, 2011

Event: Astronauts, Robots and Rocks: Preparing for Geological Planetary Exploration.

When: Thursday Oct. 27, all-ages science festival (5:306:45 p.m.), Lecture (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

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Geologist among team of scientists exploring how to work with robots on lunar expeditions

May 3, 2010

Mark Helper looked out the windshield of his pressurized lunar rover at a gray otherworldly landscape that stretched in every direction as far as he could see. With time running short, he and his teammate drove on across the rubble-strewn floor of a vast impact crater.

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Fly me to the moon

April 30, 2010
Fly me to the moon

Mark Helper traveled to the site of an asteroid impact on a remote Arctic island last summer to simulate a geological expedition on the moon.

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World-class Gem and Mineral Collection Goes Digital

Dec. 17, 2009

An extraordinary collection of gems and minerals is now a click of the mouse away after students at The University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences digitally photographed more than 6,300 specimens and made them available on a new, fully searchable Web site.

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