Mars: What do we know? How far do we have to go?

CCGMS May 9, 2017

7:30 PM at the Clubhouse, 516 West Atlanta Street SE, Marietta, GA 30101


Angela Dapremont, a PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology will discuss the earliest orbital remote sensing observations of the surface of Mars. She will talk about the orbital instruments used to acquire valuable knowledge about the mineralogy of Mars. She will then transition to in situ observations of Mars specifically as they relate to deciphering the mineral formation history of specific environments on the Martian surface. Angela will tell us the value of comparison studies between Earth and Mars and the fascinating features observed on both terrestrial bodies used for these studies.

Angela studies the surface composition of Mars using visible and near infrared spectroscopy as well as high resolution cameras. Her work involves the use of remote sensing instruments currently orbiting Mars and she hopes to eventually incorporate data and observations from rovers exploring the Martian surface. Angela also has experience working in space policy and she remains interested in the intersection between science and policy.