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Tune in on Thursday, March 25 at 11 am ET for a Carnegie Science Earth & Planets Laboratory seminar with LAB Co-I Andrew Steele. Dr. Steele's talk is entitled, "Martian organic geochemistry; meteorites, Curiosity, and Perseverance." You can read more about the seminar here, and more about Dr. Steele's work here.


Image description: Photo of the Martian surface from NASA's Perseverance Rover. The rover is in the bottom right corner of the image, and its wheel tracks are visible on the Martian surface behind it.


Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

LAB PI Sarah Stewart Johnson has an essay in The New York Times, "Why Frigid Mars Is the Perfect Place to Look for Ancient Life," discussing the potential for biosignature preservation on Mars and in Jezero Crater. Read the full article here in advance of Perseverance's landing!


Image description: Illustration of the Perseverance rover traversing Jezero Crater.

Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Tune in to see Drs. Sarah Stewart Johnson and Heather Graham speaking at The Planetary Society's Planetfest '21! They'll be featured on the panels "The Big Questions: Everything We Don’t Know About Mars" and "Are We Alone? The Search for Life" during this virtual conference, which will be held on February 13-14. Read more about the event and register here.


Image description: Logo for Planetfest '21: To Mars and Back Again.

Image credits: The Planetary Society, Planetfest '21