Broadcast 3173 Hotel Mars Dr. Mackenzie Day

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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. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Mackenzie Day of UCLA to the program to discuss ghost dunes on Mars.  Not only did Dr. Day describe the ghost dunes, we learned that the only other place in the solar system for such specific dunes was in a part of Idaho.  Our guest talked about the possibility of finding signs of past life in the ghost dune pits. In addition, she explained what the ghost dunes were and how they were created.  She explained how interesting excellent features tell us about many aspects of ancient Mars including the ancient Martian wind.  Our guest mentioned water and volcanic activity regarding the ghost dunes.  When asked about exploring them, she much preferred human exploration so don't miss that discussion near the end of our segment.  Read about ghost dunes at

You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Mackenzie Day through me at  Dr. Day can be reached through her UCLA faculty page. 




Ghost Dunes on Mars

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15 Aug 2018 Dr. Mackenzie Day, John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston
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