106 - Sulfate Curious (feat. Ashwin Vasavada)
Curiosity recently celebrated its 9th birthday on Mars and is exploring a new area of Gale Crater rich in sulphates. NASA JPL's Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity's project scientist, joins Jake to talk about this new area, the dramatic landscapes it holds, and what it can tell us about past life on Mars and the history of Mars' climate.We talk Curiosity Rover and the Sulfate-bearing UnitCuriosity enters a new areaFollow AshwinAshwin's profile at JPLFollow Jake & WeMartiansWeMartians.comPatreon (https://www.wemartians.com/support)WeMartians Shop (shop.wemartians.com)Mailing List (https://wemartians.com/signup)Twitter (@we_martians)Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit)Off-Nominal PodcastImmensely Complex and High RiskOur new design pokes fun at some of the criticism of SpaceX's Starship system. Wear it proudly!