Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just that. So if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.

Scientists studying Mars have claimed that parts of the Red Planet are similar to North Devon! The new study by the Open University and the University of Leicester claims to have proof that the barren planet may once have supported life. The revelations follow a study of an area on Mars called Yellowknife Bay at Gale Crater, shown below. However, we fear that their geography might be off…

What is Mars the planet actually like? North Devon apparently!


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