HAYS, Kan. -- "Curious about
Curiosity" a presentation by Dr. John Heinrichs, chair of the Department
of Geosciences, on the Mars rover, will kick off Fort Hays State University's
fall Science Café series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the backroom of
Gella's Diner, 117 E. 11th St.
"I will be covering the key
questions about Mars," said Heinrichs. "After the inconclusive
results from Viking Mission in the 1970s, questions have been circling about
whether Mars has ever or can it ever sustain life. I want to discuss these
questions and those about the current mission."
The Mars Science Laboratory Mission
carried by Curiosity landed on Mars on Aug. 5. The rover, about the size of a
small SUV, is traveling around the Gale Crater for a planned mission of two
years to determine if Mars' climate ever was, or still is today, habitable for
The event is free and open to the
public and is sponsored by the FHSU Science and Mathematics Education