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3737. Mars in Focus
In orbit around Mars since 2006, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been taking high and low-resolution images of the surface, along with radar information of the near subsurface and infrared measurements of the surface and atmosphere. Come and hear the latest discoveries and plans for new investigations from a former member of the operations team.
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Boston
3761. Dawn, A Tale of Two Bodies
An unprecedented mission that orbited the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt, Dawn was also an engineering pioneer, using an ion engine to make the whole mission possible. Listen to a former member of the flight team describe both observation targets, what we learned about Vesta and Ceres during this unique mission, and what remains to be done.
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Boston