EEPS Colloquium: Briony Horgan

Briony Horgan, Associate Professor of Planetary Science, Purdue University

Two years in Jezero crater on Mars with the Perseverance rover

The Perseverance rover is currently exploring Jezero crater on Mars to search for signs of ancient microbial life and to collect samples that are planned to be returned to Earth by the Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission. In this talk, I'll discuss key findings from Perseverance so far regarding the igneous, aqueous, and impact history of Jezero crater, and how samples collected by Perseverance will help to answer major outstanding questions regarding the evolution of Mars and habitable terrestrial planets more broadly.

Hosted by: Bill McKinnon