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January 16 , 2004

Mission to Mars: Darby Dyar Plays Major Role in Analyzing Rover Data

Photo: Paul Schnaittacher

Darby Dyar, associate professor of astronomy and geology.

These days you can't pick up a newspaper or turn on the television without seeing the latest photographs from the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Darby Dyar, Mount Holyoke associate professor of astronomy and geology, has more than a passing interest in the Mars mission. As the nation's leading expert in Mössbauer spectroscopy of minerals, a procedure for identifying and analyzing the mineral composition of rocks, she is playing a critical role in analyzing the data collected by the rover. Ultimately, these findings will help solve mysteries as profound as the origins of life, and whether we earthlings are alone in the universe. more>

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