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September 11, 2019 - Red rocks and marbles from Earth to Mars

Price: $55.00 - $80.00

Red rocks and marbles from Earth to Mars: Tales of science and crime

Marjorie A. Chan, PhD, Professor of Geology

Colorful red and white sandstones of southern Utah provide valuable analogs to help interpret geology on Mars. Recent, rich displays of surface features remotely imaged on Mars indicate past watery conditions, with the tantalizing potential for extraterrestrial life. This lecture features comparisons between Utah’s marble-like concretions (cemented mineral masses) on Earth, and Martian “blueberries” imaged by the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, in addition to other sedimentary features Earth and Mars share in common. Find out what happened in the “Case of the Missing Marbles”, where Utah’s distinctive concretions were stolen from Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument public land.

 

Social Hour: 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Lecture and Q&A: 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Lectures are held at Temple Har Shalom:
3700 North Brookside Court
Park City, UT 84060