JERUSALEM (Jul. 1)
A three-year research grant from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been given to Prof. Amos Ranin of the Department of Soil and Water Sciences at the Hebrew University’s faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot.
His task is to carry out research into various types of soil on earth that could serve as a model for soils on the planet Mars. The research is connected with a planned U.S. space probe to Mars in 1990 which will investigate the mineral and chemical composition of the soil of the planet and the relationship between Mars’ soil and its atmosphere.