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December First Thursday Program

  • 3 Dec 2020
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
December 3 - Dr. Kirsten Siebach, Martian geologist and Rice University Assistant Professor in Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science, will present "Reading the Martian Record: Stories of a Previously Habitable World."

The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity landed on Mars in August 2012 to investigate the sedimentary rocks in Gale Crater, which tell the story of a time when Mars, like Earth, had liquid water in lakes and rivers at the surface. Curiosity’s investigations have revealed that there were lake environments on Mars 3.6 billion years ago that would have supported Earth-like life if it had developed there. Dr. Siebach will discuss Curiosity's site selection, landing, the human side of daily science operations on Mars, and some key scientific findings from the rover so far. She will also discuss the upcoming Mars 2020 rover Perseverance, which is en-route to Mars today and will land on February 18, 2021

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