Dr. Timothy Dowling
Thu. Dec. 3 at 7:30pm,
in Natural Science 112 (the big lecture hall).
NASA recently confirmed liquid water is running down the sides of crater walls near the equator on Mars. All life as we understand it requires a solvent, and liquid water is the universe’s most reliable solvent, so this discovery has reignited the question and quest for extraterrestrial life. This talk will highlight current conditions on Mars and compare with what the planet was probably like 3 billion years ago. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions about the science versus the fiction in “The Martian” and NASA’s plans for future space exploration.