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‘This is a spectacular place for us’, NASA scientists preparing for Mars...in Timmins

By Lydia Chubak on August 10, 2017 4:01PM EDT, From CTV Northern Ontario 

NASA is using the Northern Ontario landscape to train and run experiments for a mission to Mars.

Two NASA scientists are in Timmins right now to study the local rocks. 

Pablo Sobran and Adrian Brown are examining rocks over two billion years old.. More...


Mars2020 rover research to be done in Timmins

By Emma Meldrum / Postmedia on July 28, 2017 1:57:56 EDT PM, From Nugget

Research done in Timmins will affect how the Mars2020 rover explores the planet in search of water – and life.

Ed Van Hees, regional resident geologist for the Timmins Region with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, said two researchers are coming to this area in August.

Dr. Adrian Brown and Dr. Pablo Sabron, California-based research scientists, will be in Timmins “to examine altered rocks in the region that contain talc, chlorite and carbonate comparable to what might be found on Mars,” said a prepared email statement. More...


Researchers coming to Timmins on Mars2020 project

By mark.pare on July 28, 2017, 12:07pm. EDT, From 921rock

An out-of-this-world study is coming to Timmins next month.

Regional Resident Geologist with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Ed van Hees says Dr. Adrian Brown and Dr. Pablo Sobron will be here to calibrate instruments that will be carried by the Mars2020 rover.<

Dr. Brown works with Plancius Research at NASA’s Headquarters. Dr. Sobron works with the SETI Institute. More...