Intro Astronomy Class 5: Venus (continued) and Mars
In my fifth class of my Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class at CSUDH, I continue our exploration of Venus and then begin looking at Mars. The video is below. For more information about the class, see my class page, http://planetary.org/bettsclass
This lecture covers Venus (continued: surface landers, exploration), and Mars (characteristics, many types of geologic features, poles, exploration spacecraft: flyby, orbiters, and landers/rovers). Mars Science Laboratory Chief Engineer / LDSD Project Engineer Rob Manning joins the Mars discussion from JPL. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
In the next class, I will continue our exploration of Mars and also discuss near Earth asteroids.