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300 Years of Space Exploration: What Have We Learned About Earth’s Closest Planet Neighbor, Mars?

This visual tour of our solar system focuses on recent findings about Mars through the wealth of data provided by spacecraft in the past decade.  New and exciting discoveries paint Mars as an active and potentially habitable world.

July 6, 7-8 p.m.
Adults’ Night Out (18 and older)
Admission: Free
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix

Christopher Edwards is a doctoral candidate in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, who will begin postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology in the fall.  During nine years at ASU, he has worked to characterize the early history of Mars using infrared spectroscopy from orbiting spacecraft and the Mars Exploration Rovers.  In efforts to understand data gathered from spacecraft and land rovers on Mars, he has built a laboratory infrared spectrometer, used Earth-based Mars analogs and Earth-orbiting satellites. His field observations have taken him to sites in the western United States, Hawaii, Spain and the Himalayan mountains of Bhutan.

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