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Dirk Schulze-Makuch, Ph.D.
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Dirk Schulze-Makuch is Professor at the School of the Environment at Washington State University. The major focus of his research is planetary habitability and astrobiology, a subject on which he published 5 books and more than 100 scientific papers. Prior to his engagement at Washington State University he was a faculty member at the University of Texas at El Paso and a faculty fellow at the Goddard Space Flight Center. In 2010 he received the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bessel Award from the Humboldt Foundation for extraordinary achievements in the field of theoretical biology.

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A Bold New Chance for Mars Exploration!

(27) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 3:44 PM

Budgetary pressures on science including planetary exploration are enormous. Mars is one of the primary goals of planetary exploration due to its closeness and many similarities to Earth. In fact, Mars is the only other planet in our Solar System where a future presence of humans can be considered. The...

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