Friday, August 16, 2013
Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado, the Vosloh Forum (south of Colorado on Bonnie)
Theodore von Karman Lecture
Curiosity’s First Year on Mars
Curiosity, the rover that successfully landed on Mars in early August, 2012, has been busy refining much of what we know about the red planet. Gale Crater has presented the rover with rich new environments to study, such as ancient streambeds and shifting sand dunes. With a suite of 10 science instruments, the science team has been working to reveal the answers to existing questions, and of course, generating new ones.
This talk will revisit the successful landing and reveal some of the results from the last year of work on the surface of the Red Planet.