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Devon BurrNew Scientist featured Devon Burr in a story exploring the possibility that an asteroid barrage may have birthed a short-lived ocean on Mars.

“Ultimately further study of both the minerals and rock formations on Mars will be required to solve the mystery of its water past,” Burr told the publication. “There are a variety of ways of warming Mars and getting liquid water, I don’t know if the late heavy bombardment, for me, is conclusive.” Read the full story online.

Burr is an associate professor of earth and planetary sciences.