The National Research Council's Space Studies Board will host a colloquium on astrobiology and Mars exploration at the Hilton Pasadena Hotel. Participants will hear briefings from the chairs of three recent Academies studies on different aspects of exploration for life on Mars and other potential organic environments in the universe. There will also be a status report on NASA's plans for Mars exploration. This Research Council colloquium precedes the 7th International Conference on Mars at California Institute of Technology.
Open sessions are Sunday, July 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Pasadena Hotel, 168 South Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, Calif.
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