The Ninth International Conference on Mars
Start date: 22 Jul 2019
Address: Pasadena, California, United States
The Ninth International Mars Conference will be an ideal time to step back and summarize our current understanding of Mars, so as to highlight the paradigm-changing discoveries and progress on the primary science questions that has been made since the last conference in this series, five years ago. It will also be discussed how to build on our scientific understanding and answer the most important outstanding questions by refining the scientific goals to be pursued, including over the decade that will be the subject of the upcoming U.S. Planetary Science Decadal Survey (2023–2032) and a period when several nations will have ongoing Mars mission.
This meeting aims to fulfill three purposes:
- To synthesize changed paradigms in Mars evolution and pull together the breadth of current Mars knowledge
- Based on current understandings of Mars’ history, state, and processes, to look forward towards the next decades of Mars exploration; and
- From the above, to aid both individual community members’ and larger groups’/institutions’ planning for that next decade