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Mars Reconnaissance OrbiterWinter Frosted Dunes in Kaiser Crater, Mars Global Surveyor

"Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: An Unprecedented Look at Mars"

Presented by Dr. Jim Graf
JPL, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Manager
Dr, Richard Zurek
JPL, Mars Recconaissance Orbiter Project Scientist

If you wish to view a tape of this show please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.

Thursday, October14The vonKármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, October 15The Vosloh Forum atPasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

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

The 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will search for evidence that water persisted on the surface of Mars for a long period of time. While other missions have shown that water flowed across the surface in Mars' history, the mystery remains of whether water was ever present long enough for life. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will increase tenfold the number of spots surveyed close up, and will identify obstacles that could jeopardize the safety of future landers and rovers. One of the cameras is the largest ever flown on a planetary mission and will be able to look at small-scale areas, perfect for identifying small features. The orbiter's telecommunications system will establish a crucial service for future spacecraft. This "interplanetary Internet" can be used by numerous international spacecraft.

To learn more about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter , click here.

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