Martian regolith simulant (or Martian soil simulant) is a terrestrial material that is used to simulate the chemical and mechanical properties of Martian soil for research and experiments
NASA is seeking plant varieties that could grow best in space, providing food for astronauts to eat on their way to future deep space destinations, including Mars. Teachers and students in South Florida recently began experiments to test a wide spectrum of seeds to see which would flourish in different conditions.
A retired NASA astrophysicist from Texas has developed an affordable, scientifically based, Martian and Lunar soil known as regolith simulant (or planetary soil simulant) for teachers and Home School parents to use in the classroom. A regolith simulant is a terrestrial material that educators can use to simulate the chemical and mechanical properties of Martian […]
Martian soil is the fine regolith found on the surface of Mars. Its properties can differ significantly from those of terrestrial soil, including its toxicity due to the presence of perchlorates. The term Martian soil typically refers to the finer fraction of regolith.
Martian soil simulant is a really important tool for researching Mars missions. It was developed by NASA based on data obtained by the Mars rovers and the orbiters. This composition is as close to the material on Mars.