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Oxygen Isotope Forensics: Mars meteorite expert shares findings at La Jolla library lecture

Oxygen Isotope Forensics: Mars meteorite expert shares findings at La Jolla library lecture

To shine a spotlight on local, groundbreaking science and scientists, La Jolla Riford Library presents monthly Citizen Science Lectures, and hopes to continue them the first Tuesday of each month. While future speakers have yet to be booked, library science educator Callen Hyland said the plan is to bring advanced research to “curious, scientifically minded citizens.”

At the Aug. 1 lecture, UC San Diego scientist Robina Shaheen, Ph.D., (chemistry and biochemistry departments) spoke about solving the mysteries of the planet Mars with oxygen isotope forensics. At the lecture, everyone (from science enthusiasts who could identify meteorites by name and number to those admittedly trying...

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