The Mars Science Laboratory rover "Curiosity" landed successfully on August 5th to begin its 23 month mission
What have scientists discovered so far, particularly with respect to the geology of the Gale crater landing site?
Instruments aboard Curiosity are searching for evidence of environmental conditions that could support microbial life
How are dust and rocks analyzed and studied to learn about the role of water in forming the Martian landscape?
Submitted by ryelton660 on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 15:34
Join Martin Rees, England’s Astronomer Royal, for a fascinating and thought-provoking talk about the nature of the cosmos and the high stakes humans face as we consider our future in it. A renowned scientist whose work has touched on some of the greatest questions in physics, Professor Rees will use his unique and stimulating perspective to explore the consequences of scientific discovery, the limits of human understanding, and our role as the first species in 45 million centuries to determine the Earth's fate.
October 12, 2012, 3:00 PM, UCSC Music Recital Hall