Dynamic Mars: Getting to Know the Planet Next Door

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On Sunday, April 30 at 1:00 in the afternoon, Douglas County Libraries will host NASA scientist, Dr. Laura Kerber, to discuss, Dynamic Mars: Getting to Know the Planet Next Door.

Decades of robotic exploration has revealed our neighboring planet, Mars, to be a diverse and dynamic world filled with rolling clouds, whirling dust devils, marching sand dunes, and exploding geysers. In this talk, Dr. Kerber will take you on a tour of the wild variety of Martian landscapes, from the chasms of Valles Marineris to the silent polar sand sea of Olympia Undae. Dr. Kerber will present the latest news from planet Mars, including its traumatic past, its lively present, and current scientific and engineering plans for its future.

Dr. Kerber is a research scientist at NASA’ s Jet Propulsion Laboratory with an interest in alien deserts, ancient volcanoes, Martian climate and extraterrestrial caves. She holds a PhD and two Masters degrees from Brown University in Geology and Engineering, where her studies focused on explosive volcanism on Mars and Mercury.

Please join us for coffee, refreshments and a thought-provoking talk at the James H. LaRue Library at Highlands Ranch (9292 S Ridgeline Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 8012

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