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Frontiers in Science Talks

The Frontiers in Science series are ‘live’ conversations with scientists, engineers and other experts. It is a public service of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows. Fellows are appointed by the Laboratory Director in recognition of sustained outstanding contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement. All talks are open to the public and free of charge.



The NASA Perseverance Mars Rover: Looking for signs of past life

Nina Lanza, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Mars has long held a special place in the human imagination as a sci-fi world inhabited by Martians. The real Mars is very different from what we imagined but our observations suggest that life could have existed there in the distant past.

The Perseverance rover carries the tools to search for signs of past microbial life and will also gather samples for a future return mission from Mars to Earth for the very first time.

Join Los Alamos scientist Nina Lanza as she shares the excitement of this next mission to the Red Planet and contributions of Los Alamos scientists and engineers.