Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Society talk titled "Has there ever been life on Mars?"
ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.
Once you have booked your ticket, you will be sent a link by email that will allow you to join the event on one device along with other members of your household
The talk is being live streamed on the Royal Society YouTube Channel:
This event is part of the Royal Society's post Summer Science series of events. To explore more of the Summer Science on demand programme visit the interactive hub or catch up on the Royal Society's YouTube channel.
From the idea of the Martian Canals in the 1800s to the recent interest in NASA’s Rover Perseverance, humans have long been fascinated by the idea of life on Mars. As our nearest planet and with confirmation that it once had an ‘Earth-like’ climate, Mars has been the focus of many scientific missions.
In a bid to better understand the Red Planet, there are currently six missions at Mars and space agencies NASA and ESA are joining forces for a planned sample return. The UK is heavily involved with the joint Russian-European mission ExoMars 2022 and a Fetch rover to bring back rock cores drilled by Mars2020.
But were the conditions on Mars ever right for life? Did the ancient lakes, deltas and rivers that have been discovered in the last 20 years once harbour primitive organisms?
Join our panel of experts as they explore the evidence that has been gathered from previous missions demonstrating why there may have been life on Mars and how, through continued missions and advanced instruments, they’ll hope to answer the most fundamental question of humankind – are we alone in the Universe?
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