Wednesday 11 October 2017
“Imaging” the Invisible World:
Mars, Meteorites and Terrestrial Environments
Mars2020 SHERLOC Instrument Team
Rohit Bhartia, Ph.D. & Luther Beegle, Ph.D.
Planetary Science Division, JPL/NASA/Caltech
Lauren Deflores, Ph.D. & Brian Monacelli, Ph.D.
Instrument Division, JPL/NASA/Caltech
Abstract: The next Mars mission is scheduled to launch in 2020. This mission includes a roving platform with a suite of spectroscopic and imaging instruments that will be used to explore the surface and near subsurface of Mars with the expressed goal to search for potential biosignatures. One of the instruments, SHERLOC, is an arm-mounted deep UV fluorescence and Raman spectrometer that enables non-contact, spatially resolved, high sensitivity detection and characterization of organics and minerals. This talk will briefly discuss the overall mission, how the development of SHERLOC took shape, as well as present a view through the instrument on how we use this instrument to understand whether there are possible signatures of life on Mars
Reception: 6:00; Dinner: 7:00; Talk: 8:00
$35 ($40 after Oct 8, 2017)
$10 OSSC Member/Students* ($20 after Oct 8)
Please Register by Sunday 8 October, 2017
(Space May Be Limited)
*Discount applies to OSSC members who
are full-time students at time of event.