Dr. Mackenzie Day

Mackenzie Day is a planetary scientist who focuses on the behavior of terrestrial and extraterrestrial dunes. A recent member of the Mars Science Laboratory team, and newly minted Assistant Professor at UCLA, Day has used orbital and ground-based remote sensing to study dune fields all over Mars. On Earth, Day studies how wind changes the landscape, with an eye for understanding ancient deserts as well as modern ones. Using everything from rock hammers to wind tunnels, she continues to draw parallels between the patterns of wind-blown sand on Earth and Mars, and in the modern and ancient.


Broadcast 3173 Hotel Mars Dr. Mackenzie Day

Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Mackenzie Day, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Ghost dunes on Mars and more.  Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites.

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