WWU lecture Tuesday will discuss exploration of Mars

Melissa Rice, an assistant professor at Western Washington University, will discuss our evolving understanding of Mars in a talk on Western’s campus Tuesday, April 28.

Rice is part of a team of NASA researchers working with images and data taken from rovers on Mars. She teaches geology, physics and astronomy at WWU.

The lecture will focus on how new mapping efforts in recent decades — with the help of sophisticated spacecraft — have transformed scientists’ understanding of Mars.

Her talk will go from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Map Collection, Wilson Library 170. It is free and open to the public.