LIVE LECTURE AND Q&A
Date: Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 1900 (GMT)
How to join: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/exploring-mars-with
How in the last decade the knowledge of the amount and distribution of water ice as available resource on Mars has been radically updated and how it is driving the choice for the first human landing sites on the Red Planet
About the Speaker : Dr. Nathaniel (Than) Putzig is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute (PSI) and leads up their office in Lakewood, Colorado. Than studies the near-surface properties of Mars using data acquired from orbit with sounding radars, thermal spectrometers, cameras, and other instruments. In 2015, Than was appointed to take over the lead for the US SHARAD Team and since then he continues to lead the US SHARAD Team and explore Mars with radar, thermal, and other data. He is also the “co-captain” of the Mars SWIM Team that is producing the first detailed map of water as a resource on the Red Planet.