Conference on September 28 on the search for life on Mars

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The Air and Space Academy (AAE) welcomes astrophysicist Sylvestre Maurice to Bordeaux tomorrow evening. He will give a conference entitled “Mars – In search of life”.

Conference presentation

To date, twelve vehicles are operational around March or on its surface.

A trophy of national supremacy, a field of technological experimentation, a source of wonder for the people who fervently follow this adventure, the exploration of the red planet represents the most beautiful quest for scientists, who methodically search if life existed…

They are preparing the next step: the collection of samples which will be brought back to Earth within ten years, while waiting, in the longer term, for the ultimate challenge: a manned flight.

Presentation of the speaker

Sylvestre Maurice is an astrophysicist at the Research Institute of Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP), a mixed research unit of the CNRS and the University of Toulouse-III-Paul-Sabatier.

Planetologist, specialist in the exploration of Solar systemhe is notably co-responsible for the instrument ChemCam L’rover Martian Curiosity of the NASAcurrently in operation on Mars.

Sylvestre Maurice is correspondent for theAir and Space Academy

Practical details

Conference date: Thursday September 28, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Location: Faculty of Law and Political Science of Bordeaux (35, place Pey Berland) – Amphitheater Léon Duguit

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