Feb. 20th, 10:45am-12:00pm
Since the first close-up picture of Mars in 1965, spacecraft voyages to the Red Planet have revealed a world strangely familiar, yet different enough to challenge our perceptions of what makes a planet work. By exploring Mars, we may even come to better understand the origin and evolution of the Earth.
To date, one question stands out above all others: the possible presence of liquid water on Mars. Either in its ancient past or preserved in the subsurface today, water is key because almost everywhere we find water on Earth, we find life. Is there any evidence of life in the planet's past? Could microscopic life forms still exist today?
Join Western’s Dr. Livio Tornabene and Ph.D. student Tanya Harrison to learn about Western’s important role in Mars’ exploration and how they became involved in studying the Red Planet. Through stories, research discoveries, and amazing photos, Livio and Tanya will share their experiences from their involvement of past and ongoing missions and their study of our mysterious neighbour planet.