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Dr. Bruce Jakosky, Public Talk on Mars and Terra-Forming

Location: STB-108

The Evolution of Mars Atmosphere and Implications for Terra-forming Mars.
(or why you should be grateful for the Earth’s magnetic field every day)

Dr. Bruce Jakosky, Principal Investigator NASA Mars MAVEN Satellite Mission

7 PM, Friday, December 8th, 2017,
UH Hilo Science and Technology Building, Room 108.


The Earth is habitable due to a thin layer of oxygen and nitrogen gas blanketing our planet. Mars, the only other planet in our Solar System thought to be potentially habitable, has virtually no atmosphere. Was Mars always like this or has the atmosphere changed through time? And what does the magnetic field have to do with any of this? These are just some of the questions that the NASA MAVEN satellite mission to Mars was designed to answer. Launched in 2014, the MAVEN has been circling Mars collecting atmospheric data. Come hear about some of the exciting answers from the MAVEN Mission from Dr. Bruce Jakosky the Associate Director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder.


Sponsored by Hawaii Space Grant Consortium

For more information, contact: kenhon@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7332

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