Mapping of Volcanic Terrains across the Solar System
Dr Ellen Stofan
|Olympus Mons, Mars. Standing at 22km high (three times the height of Earth's own Mt Everest), it is the tallest volcano in the Solar System. Photo credit: European Space Agency|
Venue: @Bristol (Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB - view map)
Date: 8th January, 18.30 - 19.30
Location: Rosalind Franklin Room, At-Bristol
Admission: Free, lecture suitable over 12s - booking necessary (Book Online
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Many planets and moons of our solar system show evidence of volcanic eruptions.
The early missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus and Mercury were truly missions of discovery, with great debates in the scientific community on the roles of impacts and volcanic eruptions in shaping their surfaces.
Join Dr. Ellen Stofan to discuss how these alien volcanic features are mapped and interpreted with knowledge and techniques developed from studies of volcanoes on Earth. A perfect way to celebrate BBC Stargazing Live.
This is a free lecture and is supported by the University of Bristol.
Original article: http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/1647.html