“The one scientific riddle that’s the greatest of any... is how life started on the Earth.” An interview with Dr. David Des Marais.

Recorded April 6, 2021 Archived April 6, 2021 38:28 minutes
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Dr. David Des Marais is a senior space scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. In this interview, we talk about his research into the role of carbon on Earth and in space, what Mars could teach us about life on Earth, and the excitement of watching the Mars rovers land. Finally, we discuss how space exploration brings people together, uniting curiosity and science.


  • David Des Marais
  • Katrina Wesencraft

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