Monthly Meeting - "Sedimentary Rocks of Gale Crater, Mars” presented by Ezat Heydari

The Shreveport Petroleum Club, 15th floor
Cost: $20, Children 10 and under $8

We encourage members to invite guests, spouses, and friends to any of our meetings.

If you’d like a seat, kindly email or call in your reservation by Friday, September 11 to John Stroud at jostroud@stroudexploration.com or 318-425-0101.

Biography

Dr. Ezat Heydari completed his undergraduate education in Geology at the University of Tehran, Iran. He received a M.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University. His thesis was on structural geology of the Resting Spring Range around the town of Shoshone in southern California. Heydari completed his Ph.D. degree at Louisiana State University (LSU). His dissertation revolved around burial diagenesis of the Smackover Formation in southeastern Mississippi. ...

Abstract

“Sedimentary Rocks of Gale Crater, Mars”

Since its landing in Gale Crater, Mars, in August of 2012, the Curiosity Rover has been moving toward its destination, Mt. Sharp, a dome-shaped feature consisting of 5 km of sedimentary rocks at the central part of the crater. The Rover reached the foothills of Mt. Sharp in Sept of 2014. So far, the Rover has traveled about 10 km over its 1068 Sols journey. ...

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