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Exploring Ancient Martian Climates with the Opportunity and Curiosity Rovers

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Science Seminar Series

Featured Speaker: Raymond E. Arvidson, Ph.D., Deputy Principal Investigator, Mars Exploration Rover Mission; James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis and Director, Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory (EPRSL), McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences; Fellow and 2006 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Fellows Award recipient, The Academy of Science – St. Louis

Mars Exploration Rover Mission deputy principal investigator, Ray Arvidson, covers new results from Opportunity’s exploration of Meridiani Planum on Mars and focuses on evidence for ancient lakes and ground water systems.

Photo: Mars Rover–Curiosity

He shares recent results from Curiosity’s exploration of Gale crater and includes evidence for ancient river systems and lake deposits; and he folds these results into an evaluation of whether or not environmental conditions on early Mars were conducive to the formation and evolution of life.

Photo: Mars Rover–Opportunity

It’s an out-of-this-world look at ancient martian climates and life on Mars you won’t want to miss.

To be held at:
Saint Louis Zoo
Living World auditorium
(north side of Zoo).

Photo of Mount Sharp taken by Curiosity.

Parking is FREE in Zoo’s North Lot.

FREE & OPEN to ALL. Registration not required.

For more information call 314-533-8586 or email events@academyofsciencestl.org

Science Seminar Series Co-sponsored by:

Science Seminar Series underwritten in part through the generous support of Cooper Bussman.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time:
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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