UCLA Meteorite Gallery Lecture Series

Sunday, May 12, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Geology Building - Room 3656

Curiosity Rover, Gale Crater, and evidence of flowing water on Mars

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Free and open to the public.


Earth, Planetary, And Space Sciences



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Speaker: Dr. Ashwin Vasavada of JPL, Project Scientist for the Curiosity Mars Rover.

Nearly seven years after its dramatic arrival at Mars, the Curiosity Rover continues to reveal Mars as a once-habitable planet. Streams and lakes persisted there for millions of years and created landforms that Curiosity explores within Gale crater. While the water has long since disappeared, shifting sands and seasonal cycles of methane gas reveal a dynamic planet today. This talk will cover the latest findings from the mission, some striking images, the challenges of exploration, and what lies ahead.

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