Event Title

Mapping Mars: Our Evolving Vision of the Red Planet, Part II

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Description

In recent decades, mapping efforts by sophisticated spacecraft at Mars have revolutionized our vision of the Red Planet. Melissa Rice discussed the mapping, science, and exploration of Mars. Once thought by scientists to be a living world covered with vegetation that changed with the seasons, the Space Age brought a new view of Mars as a dry, cratered and barren planet.

This talk picks up where Rice left off in 2015 when she was the inaugural speaker for the “Speaking of Maps” lecture series. Rice will explore new maps by NASA's Curiosity Rover, and talk about plans for the next big mission launching to Mars in July 2020.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

28-5-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

28-5-2019 5:00 PM

Location

Map Collection, Wilson Library 290

Resource Type

MovingImage

Title of Series

Speaking of Maps

Genre/Form

lectures

Geographic Coverage

Mars (Planet)

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Mars (Planet)--Geology; Mars (Planet)--Maps; Mars (Planet)--Exploration

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Curiosity (Spacecraft); United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Poster

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

Keywords

Mapping Mars, NASA, Curiosity Rover, Mars 2020

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Mapping Mars: Our Evolving Vision of the Red Planet, Part II

Map Collection, Wilson Library 290

In recent decades, mapping efforts by sophisticated spacecraft at Mars have revolutionized our vision of the Red Planet. Melissa Rice discussed the mapping, science, and exploration of Mars. Once thought by scientists to be a living world covered with vegetation that changed with the seasons, the Space Age brought a new view of Mars as a dry, cratered and barren planet.

This talk picks up where Rice left off in 2015 when she was the inaugural speaker for the “Speaking of Maps” lecture series. Rice will explore new maps by NASA's Curiosity Rover, and talk about plans for the next big mission launching to Mars in July 2020.