Monday, June 2, 2014
South Mudd 365
The Keck Institute for Space Studies presents a short course on: Probing the Interior of Venus
The formation, evolution and structure of Venus remain a mystery more than fifty years after the first visit by a robotic spacecraft. Radar images have revealed a surface that is much younger than those of the Moon, Mercury and Mars as well as a variety of enigmatic volcanic and tectonic features quite unlike those generated by plate tectonics on Earth. To understand how Venus works as a planet we now need to probe its interior. To accomplish this, seismology will play a key role.
In this short course, we will review the major questions about the interior of our sister planet, the space missions and technologies that have brought us this knowledge and the new techniques and technologies for seismic investigation that may revolutionize our knowledge of Venus.
No registration is required for this short course. Seating is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. An informal lunch is provided for all attendees.