Exploration of Mars: where have we been, what have we learned
Early summer lecture series „Venus & Mars“
Exploration of Mars:
where have we been, what have we learned
Lecture in English by
Paul Salazar (Munich Public Observatory)
Friday, 12 May 2023, 8 p.m.
Volkssternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h
Mars has fascinated humankind for centuries, including the exciting idea that there might be life on Mars. In the 19th century astronomers saw ‚canals‘ on the surface; in the 20th century Mars was a target for science fiction writers who brought us ‚little green men‘ and more. And since the 1970s humans have landed many robotic missions on Mars, some successful and others wildly unsuccessful. This talk will focus on the scientific findings from the past generations of Mars landers and robots, with particular focus on the discoveries of the last 10 years.