Featured Speaker: Raymond E. Arvidson, Ph.D., Deputy Principal Investigator, Mars Exploration Rover Mission; James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis and Director, Earth and Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory (EPRSL), McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences; Fellow and 2006 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Fellows Award recipient, The Academy of Science - St. Louis

Mars Exploration Rover Mission deputy principal investigator, Ray Arvidson, covers new results from Opportunity’s exploration of Meridiani Planum on Mars and focuses on evidence for ancient lakes and ground water systems.

He shares recent results from Curiosity’s exploration of Gale crater and includes evidence for ancient river systems and lake deposits; and he folds these results into an evaluation of whether or not environmental conditions on early Mars were conducive to the formation and evolution of life.

t's an out-of-this-world look at ancient martian climates and life on Mars you won't want to miss.


  • Occurred Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


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