NASA will discuss & # 39; Swimming in Martian Lakes: Curiosity in Gale Crater & # 39;

The public is invited to a free talk called "Swimming in Martian Lakes: Curiosity in Gale Crater," with Dr. Scott Guzewich at the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, at April 25 from 11:30 a.m. at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Guzewich is a speaker in the NASA Goddard Lectures series of 2018 at the Library of Congress. Guzewich is a research astrophysicist at the Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

 NASA Tupperware Martian Lakes
by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

As primitive life was establishing itself on Earth, Gale Crater on Mars was a shallow lake filled with potentially fresh water and teeming with all the chemical ingredients needed to sustain life. For the past five years, NASA has been exploring the remains of this lake with the Curiosity rover.

For the first time in the history of space exploration, NASA directly studies an environment that was once habitable for life as we know it. Guzewich shares the story of Gale Crater and how he can tell us how Mars has changed and if life can be common in the universe.

The Library of Congress maintains one of the largest and most diverse collections of scientific and technical information in the world. The Science, Technology and Business Division provides bibliographic and reference services and develops the library's general collections in all areas of science, technology, business and economics.

The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the country and the largest library in the world and has almost 151.8 million articles in several languages, disciplines and formats. The library serves Congress and the nation both in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its award-winning website.

For inquiries about this or upcoming talks at the Library of Congress, the public may contact the Library, Technology and Business Division at 202-707-5664. Adaptations of the ADA must be requested five business days in advance at 202-707-6382 (voice / tty) or ada@loc.gov.

The conference will subsequently be broadcast on the library's website and on the YouTube channel "Themes in Science" playlist.

For more information, contact Stephanie Marcus at 202-707-1212 or smar@loc.gov or visit: http://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/

For instructions, visit: http: // www.loc.gov/visit/maps-and-floor-plans/

For more information about the Mars Science Laboratory, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html

For the biography of Scott Guzewich: https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/scott.d.guzewich

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