River Deposits on Mars

January 25, 2014 | 5:15pm
Museum in Washington, DC

4:00 p.m. Discovery Station (in front of Welcome Center)
5:15 p.m. Lecture in the Albert Einstein Planetarium
6:30 p.m. Telescope observing at Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting

Alluvial fans provide evidence for water-related activity. Recent studies on Mars suggest they are younger than previously thought, providing new insight into the late-stage climate and habitability of the planet.

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