Geosciences Department Annual Strock Lecture given by Darby Dyar from Mt. Holyoke College: A Year in the Life of Curiosity on Mars: New Discoveries from the Red Planet. Darby is an expert in mineralogy and spectroscopy and is part of the team characterizing the surface of Mars using data from the Curiosity Rover.
The Mars rover Curiosity has been roaming the surface of Mars for more than two Earth years now, and is fast approaching a year on the Red Planet. What secrets has it uncovered? How is it moving us toward manned missions and eventual human settlements on Mars? Mount Holyoke College Professor Darby Dyar, member of the Mars Science Laboratory science team, will give an insiders view into the daily life of the rover and its scientists, reflect back on the sites and accomplishments of the past year, and look forward to the next year on Mars.
This event is free and open to the public.