Benjamin Dean Lecture Where Will Curiosity Take Us? Following the Mars Science Laboratory Rover as it Explores the Red Planet Jennifer Blank Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, NASA/Ames Research Center
Monday, March 11th 7:30 pm - Planetarium NASA's most recent visitor to Mars, "Curiosity,” touched down last August in Gale Crater. Curiosity is a rolling, robot geologist, carrying high resolution cameras and a suite of sophisticated analytical instruments which make up the Mars Science Laboratory. Blank is a member of the MSL Science Team, whose main goal is to discover clues in the rocks and soils on Mars that will indicate whether Mars once was capable of supporting life. Come hear Dr. Blank talk about Curiosity's first few months on Mars, the first discoveries, and the drive toward Mount Sharp, the rover's ultimate destination.