David Bish

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Research by Indiana University Bloomington scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of greenhouse gases. The study shows for the first time that the surface acidity of common […]

IU Bloomington geologists David Bish and Juergen Schieber discuss their ongoing roles in NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity mission.


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Years of work by Indiana University geologists David Bish and Juergen Schieber reached a critical juncture when NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission reached Mars in early August. Bish, the Haydn Murray Chair of Applied Clay Mineralogy, and Schieber, professor of geological sciences, helped develop and will analyze data from two of the 10 instruments included […]