My Research

Brian Hynek at work

Most of my research revolves around water on Mars and its potential for life. I approach this problem from several aspects: terrestrial analog fieldwork, laboratory experiments, theoretical modeling, geologic mapping and analysis of new Mars data. I work on problems regarding impact cratering, volcanism, geochemistry, fluvial geomorphology and hydrology, and Mercurian volcanism and tectonics. I also direct CU's Center for Astrobiology.

Mars Work

The last habitable lake on Mars??

Oceans on Mars

Top 5 landing sites for humans on Mars

Volcano boarding footage

Audition footage for National Geographic

Mars deltas

History of water on Mars

Extensive fluvial erosion on Mars

Experiencing weightlessness!

A trip on the Vomit Comet


Brian M. Hynek
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and Geological Sciences
University of Colorado
392 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309 USA
Phone: 303-735-4312
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