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“My Research to Reality” - The Exploration of Mars with Prof Paulo de Souza

Summary

Prof Paulo de Souza talks about his world-class research on the NASA Mars Rover mission

Start Date

21st Jun 2012 1:15pm

End Date

21st Jun 2012 2:00pm

Venue

Lecture Theatre 5, Sir Raymond Ferrall building, Newnham Campus, Launceston

RSVP / Contact Information

Julia Mollison

The Mars mission looked for geological evidence concerning whether the red planet had conditions on its surface that would have been suitable for life as we know it.

In other words, the mission looked for sedimentary rocks: a sure sign that there was once water on Mars.

After six years of intense exploration and key discoveries on Mars, the NASA rover 'Spirit' showed signs of age and did not survive the last Martian winter. The rover 'Opportunity', is learning from the difficulties encountered by her sister and is continuing the exploration of Mars, and has now completed over eight years of investigation.

You will be introduced to these rovers' curriculum vitae. You will see how they were born, constructed, tested, packaged, sent to Mars and changed our knowledge about the history of Mars and of our Solar System.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

UTAS Staff and students, industry members, and members of the public are invited to attend.