Curiosity, the rover that successfully landed on Mars in early August, 2012, has been busy refining how we think of Mars as a habitable planet. Gale Crater has presented the rover with rich new landscapes to study, such as ancient streambeds and shifting sand dunes. In July, 2013, Curiosity set off toward the 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp, where layers of ancient rock may hold clues to the environment of early Mars. The journey is nearing its end, but has not been without challenges. This talk will reveal some of the latest results from the last year of the mission and discuss the obstacles that the team has overcome along the way.
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, 7pm
The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, 7pm
The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.