Shifting Sands on Mars
Event type: talk
Location: Attenborough Studio
What can the formation and movement of dunes tell us about a planet's atmosphere and weather?
It may be an alien planet to us, but there are many features on the surface of Mars that resemble what we see here on Earth - mountains, valleys, even dunes that shift and move across the surface like we see in deserts on our planet. Join Museum scientist Sarah Boazman and find out how she watches the movement of dunes on Mars and how this information is instrumental in planning missions to the red planet.