Rum Rocks to play a key role in Mars Space Mission

Published: 14 September 2023

Ancient rocks from the Isle of Rum are playing an important role in an international space mission to discover more about Mars. A group of scientists have this week been collecting samples of rock from the NatureScot National Nature Reserve (NNR) as part of the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA)’s Mars Sample The Rum sampling is being led by Dr Lydia Hallis, a geologist and planetary scientist from UofG (GES), and member of the campaign’s Science Group, along with her colleague Dr Luke Daly.

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First published: 14 September 2023

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