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When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover

More than five years after its dramatic arrival at Mars, the car-sized Curiosity rover continues to reveal Mars as a once-habitable planet. Early in Mars' history, rivers and lakes persisted for millions of years and created the landforms that Curiosity explores today.  The rover is climbing the foothills of a martian mountain, where rock layers have recorded the passage of time and a changing climate.  This talk will cover the latest findings from the mission, the challenges of remote robotic exploration, and what lies ahead.

Dr. Ashwin Vasavada, Project Scientist for the Curiosity Mission to Mars at JPL.

Wednesday, 02/28/18


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Free ($3 parking)

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Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series

Foothill College
Smithwick Theater
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022