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Missions to Planetary Analogs: Science and Technology That Enable Robotic Planetary Exploration
Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
St. Louis County Library – Samuel C. Sachs Branch
16400 Burkhardt Place, Chesterfield, MO 63017-4660 United States + Google Map
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required. Register below!
Featured Speaker: Pablo Sobron, Ph.D., Research Scientist, SETI Institute & Impossible Sensing
Studies of different, extreme environments on Earth have revolutionized our understanding of how life on Earth might have emerged and advanced our knowledge of possible environments where life could exist on other planets. To advance this knowledge further and to prepare for the exploration of potential habitable environments elsewhere, there is a need for new, innovative in-situ exploration technologies and analytical methods. SETI Institute research scientist, Dr. Pablo Sobron, reviews our most recent field campaigns to planetary analog environments, from desert to Antarctic settings, where we test and refine new technologies and operational strategies for the in-situ astrobiological exploration of Mars, Europa, and beyond.
Photo Credit: NASA Astrobiology Institute
Missions to Planetary Analogs is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and St. Louis County Libraries.