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Topic - The Mars Exploration Rovers - Robotic Geologists

Twin Peaks on Mars Artist's concept of Mars Exploration Rover

The Mars Exploration Rovers - Robotic Geologists

presented by Peter Theisinger
JPL, Mars Exploration Rover Program Manager

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Thursday, August 21 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
Friday, August 22 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PDT

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

Scheduled for separate launches between May through June 2003, the twin Mars Exploration Rovers will embark on a journey to explore the Red Planet in search of clues to the planet's mysterious past. The rovers will use an airbag landing system and will each have a robotic arm that carries a suite of scientific instruments. Similar to their human counterparts, the rover's suite of instruments or "geologic tool-kit" includes a Rock Abrasion Tool, which serves the same purposeas the geologists' rock hammer and a Microscopic imager, similar to the geologists'magnifying lens. This presentation will focus on the post landing missionplans for the Mars Exploration Rovers when the rovers arrive in January 2004.
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