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Lecture: A Voyage Through the Solar System

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Walker Recital Hall

Nicholas Lang, Ph.D., chair of the geology department, delves into the mysteries of our celestial neighbors in a talk titled “A Voyage Through the Solar System.” His presentation will answer questions like: Is Venus Earth’s hot twin sister?  Could Mars have hosted water and life?  Why is Mercury so small and dense?  Is it true someone is buried on the Moon?  How and why is the outer solar system so different than the bodies closer to the sun? Lang has received several research grants to study the planets of Earth, Venus and Mars. Currently, he is working with students on a $250,000 NASA grant to create a geologic map of a section of Venus. The talk is free and open to the public. For information, contact Susan Reddinger.