HABIT to search for water on Mars in 2020


HABIT is the first ever Swedish science instrument to land on Mars. This technology will join the mission in the search for water on Mars by scanning the environment and searching for water. Finding water on Mars could have important implications for the long-standing question of whether evidence of life can be found on the planet. With the exciting plans for HABIT to be deployed in the ExoMars’ Surface Platform there are also plans underway to involve the public in space science and technology, and the workings of HABIT through The HABIT Tour. We share the details.

Scicomm strategy

Since March 2018, the Group of Atmospheric Science (GAS) [1] of Luleå University of Technology [2] is developing a new science communication strategy based on an innovative low-cost outreach exhibition, involving researchers, that allows direct contact between researchers and the audience.

The key point of the strategy is to create the conditions for a reciprocal benefit. From one side the experience should help the researchers to evaluate their capability to successfully reach different audiences; and provide the possibility for audiences to interact directly with researchers and change their perception about the social