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Friday, September 10 2021
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Virtual event via Blue Jeans
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Jennifer Glass, Georgia Tech Astrobiology

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Fall 2021 GT Astrobiology Distinguished Lecture and Social Event

In February 2021, NASA's Perseverance rover landed successfully at the Octavia E. Butler Landing Site in the Jezero Crater, the site of an ancient open-system lake on Mars. Perseverance is seeking signs of ancient life, and is collecting Martian rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth by a future mission. Upon completing a 90-day commissioning phase, Perseverance embarked on an exploration and sampling campaign of the rocks and outcrops comprising the present-day floor of Jezero Crater. This abstract summarizes the mission results from Perseverance's first eight months on Mars, including the lead-up to the collection of the mission's first sample. 

Virtual talk: 11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m. via Blue Jeans:

Social Event: 4-6 p.m., Molecular Science and Engineering Building, ground floor outdoor patio


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