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Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Online Lecture

Looking for Life On Mars

Professor Andrew Coates

Mars has changed since it formed 4.6 billion years ago. When life started on Earth ~4 billion years ago, Mars was habitable too, with volcanism, a magnetic field, surface water and a thick atmosphere. Today, Mars is cold and dry, with a thin atmosphere and harsh surface. 

In this lecture Professor Andrew Coates will discuss the search for life beyond Earth on our closest target, using the Rosalind Franklin rover. 


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Andrew is Professor of Physics in the Department of Space and Climate Physics at University College London. He is active in space and science outreach, and is currently a vice President of the Society for Popular Astronomy.

Credit: M. de la Nougerede, UCL/MSSL 2018

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