SETI Institute Weekly Colloquium

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FREE and open to the public. Tuesdays, noon to 1pm

Tuesday, October 25 2016 - 12:00 pm, PDT

The History of the Martian South Polar Cap

Carver Bierson
UC Santa Cruz

In the last few years we have found that Mars' south polar cap has as much carbon-dioxide as Mars' current atmosphere. This raises numerous questions about how this massive deposit formed and what Mars was like when it was in the atmosphere. Using a combination of methods including spacecraft imagery, radar, and modeling we can start to answer some of these questions. Carver Bierson will discuss evidence that these deposits may have formed over several cycles of Mars atmosphere collapsing onto the surface and then sublimating back into the atmosphere.

Eventbrite - Geology After Pluto

Tuesday, November 08 2016 - 12:00 pm, PST

History of Clays on Mars: How we found them + Astrobiological Importance

Janice Bishop
SETI Institute

 History of Clays on Mars: How We Found Them and Why They are Important for Astrobiology

Eventbrite - Geology After Pluto

Tuesday, November 15 2016 - 12:00 pm, PST

Latest Exoplanet Results from NASA's Kepler/K2 Mission

Ian Crossfield
UC Santa Cruz


Eventbrite - Geology After Pluto

Tuesday, January 10 2017 - 12:00 pm, PST

The Late Veneer and Earth's habitability

Norm Sleep
Stanford University


Eventbrite - Geology After Pluto