AGBU Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School

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Winter Formal, Friday, January 24, 7:00 PM

JPL Guests Inspire Juniors

Scott Perl, an investigation scientist, and Arman Seuylemezian, a research scientist, together gave a presentation on Geobiology and Geomicrobiology. They mainly focused their lecture on an upcoming plan for an expedition to Mars.

The PP or Planetary Protection group was another main topic; the presenters explained the importance of conducting a launch of an aircraft out of our atmosphere without also taking out microbes and bacteria from Earth. The study of these two sub fields of microbiology is more important than students initially thought. They learned that although there is no known life in space, there is a possibility for the existence of microbes in harsher environments than what humans could ever survive.

The importance of these studies results in more accurate and effective technology to promote future exploration into the depths of the universe. All students were fascinated, especially those with an interest in astronomy or those who see a future in space exploration.