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Travel to Mars on Earth Day, April 22!

Occurred Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.  |  Virtual Webinar via Zoom (Houston, Texas time)

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Join Mars astrogeologists Dr. Kirsten Siebach (Rice University), Dr. Michael Thorpe (NASA) for a tour of their favorite outcrops on Mars, along with a discussion of the geology of Mars, and the findings from the Perseverance and Curiosity missions.

Then, join Tom Chidsey (ret. Utah Geological Survey) and members of the AAPG Astrogeology Committee learn about the outcrops on Earth that are close analogs to those on Mars.

Webinar Event will be held via Zoom on 22 April 2021 12:00 – 1:00 pm Houston time zone (UTF-5)

12:00 – 12:10 Introductions:
Rick Fritz, AAPG President
Doug Cook, AAPG Astrogeology Committee
12:10 – 12:35 Kirsten Siebach, Ph.D. – Planetary Geologist (Mars), Rice University
Michael Thorpe, Ph.D. – Mars Sample Return Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center
12:35 – 12:45 Earth Analogs to Martian outcrops – Tom Chidsey, ret. Utah Geological Survey
12:45 – 12:55 Questions / Answers
12:55 – 1:00 Robert Merrill, AAPG Editor
Rick Fritz, AAPG President

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