Arts Commons Presents
National Geographic Live
Live Stream Event
Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:00pm MST
How close are we to discovering life on other planets? NASA’s Perseverance rover is due to land on Mars in 2021 to search for signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples for possible return to Earth. Jupiter’s moon Europa is home to a vast subsurface ocean—a body of water that could sustain primitive forms of life on this alien world nearly 600 million miles from our planet.
Deputy chief scientist for solar system exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Kevin Peter Hand studies Earth's extreme environments to better understand the truly extreme environments of Europa and Enceladus. His passion has taken him to both the North and South poles, braving the coldest temperatures that our planet has to offer. He is joined by Kobie Boykins, a dynamic young engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who designed the solar arrays that power the Mars exploration rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.
Join Arts Commons Presents and National Geographic Live to meet planetary scientist and astrobiologist Kevin Peter Hand and NASA engineer Kobie Boykins as they share the latest intriguing updates on this vast frontier of exploration.
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“I want to see someone stand on the surface of Mars and tell me what that sunset look like.
It’s got to be the most amazing thing.” Kobie Boykins
Part of the National Geographic Live series presented by Arts Commons.
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