Weather on Mars

Exeter Phoenix

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Have you ever wondered what the weather is like on Mars? In this special live event, join a world-leading scientist from the Mars Rover to find out. Dr. Claire Newman is a planetary atmospheric specialist who works on weather and climate on Mars. We’ll take a closer look at what recent airborne missions have taught us and why NASA scientists are so optimistic about the planet. She’ll be sharing weather reports from the Perseverance Rover which describe a tumultuous place of violent dust storms, desert landscapes, and fluctuating temperatures. Together we’ll explore the key differences and similarities between weather on Earth and Mars, and ask whether the Red Planet could be hospitable.


Speaker


Claire Newman


Dr. Claire Newman is a planetary atmospheric scientist who works on weather and climate on Mars and Titan, specializing in the study of dust storms. She is a team member on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, InSight Mars lander, and Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, as well as the upcoming Dragonfly Titan rotorcraft.