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Lujo sitting beside his Mars findings, (Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory) 0

The Metal Guitarist That Discovered Water On Mars

The Metal Guitarist That Discovered Water On Mars There is no doubt that Lujendra “Luju” Ojha played a pivotal role in finding water on Mars, but what was his life like prior to the discovery? Turns out, before he was a successful scientist— he was a death-metal guitarist. Ojha devised a new technique to analyze photos from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and wound up finding evidence of water mixing with salts. “The discovery of RSL (recurring slope lineae), or the flowing salt water observed on Mars, was kind of like my undergraduate thesis when I was at the University of Arizona,” Ojha explained....