Events

Department of Geology Speaker Series: “Volcanic Spatter Across the Solar System: How Idaho + Lava Bombs = Water on Mars”
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 3:30pm

Department of Geology Speaker Series presents:

“Volcanic Spatter Across the Solar System:

How Idaho + Lava Bombs = Water on Mars”

 

Dr. Erika Rader

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
3:30 pm
Cramer Hall, room S17
Free & open to the public

Dr. Erika Rader's focus is on looking for evidence of ancient water on Mars as well as understanding eruptions on Earth.  She is hoping to find places where life may have flourished on the red planet. Her research has led her to study volcanic rocks at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, such as spatter bombs. Spatter bombs can form when lava interacts with water, causing an explosion and sending blobs into the air. Dr. Rader has been with the University of Idaho for 1.5 years after finishing a postdoc at NASA Ames and Arizona State University. She received her MS from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a BA from Colgate University. In addition to rocks, Dr. Rader also loves ice hockey.

 

 

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