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Geological Sciences Seminar: Mike Malaska, NASA

When:
Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Where:
Zoom
More Info:

Free

Audience:
Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
Sponsor:
Department of Geological Science

Saturn’s moon Titan: an Earthlike world in the Outer Solar System

The Cassini mission has revealed Saturn’s moon Titan to be one of the most complex and Earth-like appearing worlds in the Solar System, yet Titan’s surface is from organic materials dissected by hydrocarbon rains. Below Titan’s surface, the deep convective ice and deep subsurface ocean may be one of the best places to search for life in our Solar System. This presentation will describe the most recent understanding of Titian’s geology and potential for alien life beyond Earth. 

Email Kelly Wells, kcwells7@stanford.edu, for Zoom link and password.

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