Two years in Jezero crater on Mars with the Perseverance rover and looking ahead to Mars Sample Return

Briony Horgan, Associate Professor at Purdue University


****This event has been cancelled****


The Perseverance rover is currently exploring Jezero crater on Mars to search for signs of ancient microbial life and to collect samples that will 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.

Hosts: Paul Byrne and Bill McKinnon