- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Researchers at the University of Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences have received more than $1 million from NASA to study Venus, Mars and one of Saturn’s moons.

The three grants focus on the study of surface liquids and volatile compounds on the planets. They include a $434,000 cooperative grant with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study the formation of ice islands on Titan, which is Saturn’s largest moon.

Researchers also received a $326,000 grant to study radar anomalies on the surface of Venus and a $291,000 grant to analyze relative humidity data from parts of Mars.

The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Science is a research institute at the University of Arkansas.

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