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Venus is the same size as the Earth with many similar properties; however, Venus has a thick caustic atmosphere that obscures observing the surface from orbit. Thereby inhibiting investigations of volcanic structures, and potentially active volcanoes. Despite these challenges, over the last decade, there have been numerous attempts and approaches to constrain if Venus is volcanically active today. Dr. Filiberto will summarize what is known about the volcanic state of Venus from orbital and laboratory investigations.

Speaker Bio: Dr Justin Filiberto is the Manager of the Research Office within the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Division at the Johnson Space Center. As manager, they oversee the diverse research program and associated laboratories within the division. Their research has mainly focused on constraining planetary volatile budgets with implications for habitability, and magma genesis conditions and timing in planetary interiors. Their work has spanned multiple planetary bodies including Mars, the Earth, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon. They are a science team member and a co-investigator for the Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging (DAVINCI) probe mission to Venus, which is scheduled to launch in 2029.


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Join us Friday, July 7th,  2023 at 7:00 pm CDST. See you then!