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  • APS Departmental Seminar DOUBLEHEADER–Melissa Trainer (NASA Goddard) and Erika Kohler (U. Arkansas)

    Date/Time: April 8, 2015 (Wednesday) noon

    Where: APS Classroom (123 Phenix Hall)

    Speakers: Melissa Trainer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Erika Kohler, University of Arkansas

    Topics: Trainer will speak on "Ancient Mars, Modern Mars, Active Mars"

    Abstract: NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring Gale Crater, Mars for more than a full Mars year, and has made significant discoveries about the Red Planet. This talk will highlight what we are learning about Mars' past and present habitability from the continued investigation of the surface and atmosphere of Mars, with a particular focus on results from the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite.

    Kohler will speak on "Snow on Venus: Finding an explanation for the Venusian radar anomalies"

    Abstract: Radar observations of Venus have long showed regions of high reflectance where the source has never been found. Because of this, they have been given the term "Venusian radar anomalies". Our work has been to use experimental means to test the stability of minerals under Venusian conditions in order to find the source for these anomalies.

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