Detroit, MI 48201
Join us as Professor Claude Pruneau, WSU Physicist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the WSU Planetarium presents: A New Step in Spatial Exploration - The MSL and Curiosity Rover Mission
AN RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE LECTURE.
Ever since Percival Lowell published his observations of canals on the surface of Mars, people have been fascinated with the red planet. Mars is by far the most explored of all the planets in our solar system - excluding Earth, of course.
The Mars exploration program has taken a new amazing turn with the Curiosity Mission. Curiosity is a rover the size of a small jeep. It landed with a bang on Aug 6, 2012. Fully deployed and operational, Curiosity is now roving the Gale crater and investigating the Martian soil for traces of complex molecules that might signal the past existence of life on the planet.
I will present a summary of the Mars exploration program to date and discuss some of the latest findings.
Please visit http://planetarium.wayne.edu/science-under-dome/index.php for the full event abstract.