Monday, July 8, 2013
3:00 pm
Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)

Keck Institute for Space Studies presents an open technical lecture:

How to Select a Landing Site on Mars - Remote Sensing of Physical Properties of Surface Materials on Mars

Surface characteristics at the seven sites where spacecraft have successfully landed on Mars can be related favorably to their signatures in remotely sensed data from orbit and from the Earth.

Comparisons of the rock abundance, types and coverage of soils (and their physical properties), thermal inertia, albedo, and topographic slope all agree with orbital remote sensing estimates and show that the materials at the landing sites can be used as "ground truth" for the materials that make up most of the equatorial and mid-latitude regions of Mars.

This lecture is sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies and all interested students, staff, faculty and researchers are invited to attend.

Seating is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Michele A. Judd mjudd@kiss.caltech.edu at 626-395-6630
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