After a very busy spring we have arived in the month June. In the last months three probes entered orbit around Mars succesfully, two landers landed and deployed their rovers and one helicopter flew through the Martian sky for the first time ever. In the mean time the Mars Society Netherlands managed to put together an exciting online event!
Activities: Summer Conference
On june 28th the Mars Society Netherlands is organizing a conference around the theme ‘Happy and Healthy Living on Mars’! We've found a couple of inspiring speakers willing to give presentations about this subject. You can read a bit about what one of our speakers is going to talk about below, in further news, in the linked article about Nüwa. To see what the other speakers talk about and to find out what to do if you want to join this virtual conference, please visit our event web page.
Recommended: Planetary Geoscience
If you're interested in the stuff Mars is made of, the book 'Planetary Geoscience' might just be what you need to read. This is a book about the geological processes that formed the planets, moons and other bodies moving through our solar system and the processes that shape their faces up until today. The book is based upon a course on the subject thought at the University of Tennessee. The first chapters focus on the techniques we use for exploring and mapping the surfaces of the heavenly bodies. The second section of the book teaches about the processes that formed those bodies. The next chapters are about the geological processes that happen in the different parts of planets and moons and how those processes leave their traces on their surfaces. The last part of the book will spark most joy in the readers of this newsletter. Here all what we have learned before is put into practice by a case studie focussing on Mars. This is a scientific textbook, so expect no easy reading. Also a lot of pre-existing knowledge is expected. But every chapter has an extensive list of referenced literature, that you can look up if you want to dive deeper in a subject. And if the text turns out too difficult to comprehend, the many accompanying beautiful graphs, maps, illustrations and pictures will help you a lot.
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