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Cosmoquest Science Hour, Wednesday: A virtual field trip to the hills on Curiosity's horizon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla

25-09-2012 16:50 CDT

Topics: mission status, explaining science, events and announcements, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), mapping, geology

I'm hosting this week's Cosmoquest Science Hour, and plan to take viewers on a virtual tour of those mountains on Curiosity's horizon, and show you where Curiosity is likely to go. Then I'll answer questions about the mission. Join me and Fraser Cain here at 1600 PDT / 2300 UTC Wednesday. I'll embed the video when we go live. If you can't watch live, you'll be able to see the recording here when it's all over.

Cosmoquest Curiosity Gale Crater Field Trip 1 from Emily Lakdawalla
 
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Comments:

bware: 09/26/2012 11:22 CDT

Emily - The meteorolgy term regarding the precipitation term I believe you are looking for is Verga. Regarding Terra forming Mars -- I believe it is to small to hold an appreciable amount of atmosphere as you both alluded to.

fthurber: 09/27/2012 08:40 CDT

Emily--This was a fascinating talk. Good stuff that we cannot get anywhere else. I have to say that I am a little disappointed that the clay layer is such a small part of the stratigraphy of Mt Sharp. I suppose that geologists what to investigate the Big Picture and not just the clay layers. I really think that there needs to be clone of MSL and it should be sent to Mawrth Vallis.

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