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The Mission of the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity

John Grant, Geologist, National Air and Space Museum Center for Earth and Planetary Studies

Curiosity on Mars

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Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series
Saturday, December 15, 2012
5:15 pm to 6:45 pm
Albert Einstein Planetarium
Museum in Washington, DC

  • 4:00-5:00 pm Discovery Station
  • 5:15-6:45 pm Lecture and Q&A
  • 6:30-8:30 pm Observatory Open

The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity landed in Gale crater on Mars in early August, 2012. Since that time the rover has returned an array of stunning data that is being used to characterize the landing site and start the process of evaluating whether Mars may have harbored habitable environments. Join us as we delve into the recent findings from Curiosity.

Smithsonian's Stars lectures are suitable for ages 13 and up.

The Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from NASA.

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