Mary Beth Wilhelm
Mary Beth is is a planetary scientist based out of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. She researches Martian geology and the preservation of biomarkers in desert environments.
Mary Beth Wilhelm's Latest Posts
If you want to go to Mars but can’t quite afford the hundreds of billions of dollars for a ticket, there is another solution: consider instead a trip to the Atacama Desert in Chile.
To be successful Mars colonists, future astronauts will need to know both the potential hazard and utility of the soil. One unusual compound that has garnered quite a bit of attention is called perchlorate; it has the potential to be both a blessing and a curse for future explorers.