A Public Lecture by Jason Kendall, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
Presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Long Island Section.
Bethpage Library, Bethpage, New York
Thursday, January 24: 7:00 PM
The Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, landed successfully on Mars in Gale Crater on August 6th 2012. NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jason Kendall will review its findings so far and relive the nail-biting ride to the surface of Mars. Its goal is to determine whether or not Mars once could have supported life. Mars is today a cold desert, but in the distant past, the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity found overwhelming evidence for liquid water on Mars' surface, with shallow oceans now gone dry, with the water now hidden deep in the rocks. Did life arise on Mars long ago? We'll learn about how this robotic adventurer is trying to help us answer the most important question of all: did our Solar system host life arise on two planets?
More information: http://www.moonbeam.net/InwoodAstronomy/events/20130124.shtml