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Fermilab Lecture Series presents:
The Potential for Life on Mars: Past, Present, Future?
Dr. Michael Meyer, NASA
Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 8 p.m.
Tickets - $7
JUST ADDED - Pre-Lecture Dinner available at Fermilab's Chez Leon in the Village, just inside the Batavia Road entrance in Warrenville. Prix-Fixe Menu is $30 - Gazpacho, Chili-Glazed Halibut with Avocado-Tomatillo Sauce, Lemon Grass Rice, Sauteed Pea Pods, Pineapple Flan. Tickets to lecture are not include in price of dinner. Phone Chez Leon directly for reservations at 630/840.3524.

NASA's Lead Scientist for Mars Exploration Program, Michael Meyer, will present the latest discoveries at Mars including those revealed by the one-ton rover, Curiosity, which landed on Aug. 6, 2012. The Mars program has been able to achieve a series of highly successful interconnected-missions to investigate the biological potential of Mars. This series of missions have culminated in Curiosity, the first Astrobiology mission since Viking. Curiosity is on a mission to explore Gale Crater and the slopes of Mt. Sharp, with the task of determining present and past environments and whether any could have ever supported microbial life.

Michael Meyer is at NASA Headquarters and is responsible for the science conducted by NASA's ongoing and developing Mars missions. As the former head of Astrobiology and NASA's Planetary Protection Officer, Meyer has a unique view of Mars exploration and its potential.

Courtesy of NASA


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