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Matt Golombek, Mars Exploration Rover Project Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Lillis, Associate Research Physicist, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
Chris McKay, Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center Planetary Systems Branch
Mike Solana, VP, Founders Fund


A technologically advanced civilization doesn’t dance for good weather, it makes rain. Mars is a frozen, irradiated desert world with almost no hope for life… but it doesn’t have to be. In this episode, we explore the mechanics of building a Martian atmosphere, warming the planet, thawing the ice caps, jump-starting a new hydrologic cycle, and bringing back the Martian oceans.



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