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Planetary geoscience, paleontology, and more at GSA Annual Meeting in Denver next month

Boulder, CO Approximately 6300 geoscientists from around the world will gather at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, 27-31 October 2007. Journalists are cordially invited to attend. Eligible media representatives will receive complimentary registration (see below) and are invited to use GSA's Newsroom facilities while at the meeting.


I. Scientific Program Highlights
II. Field Trips
III. Onsite Newsroom
IV. Media Registration

I. Scientific Program Highlights

The scientific program encompasses a wide variety of geoscience and integrative science topics of international, national, and regional interest. A few highlights are noted below. View and search the complete technical program at

  • New Eyes and Ears on Mars: Recent Advances in Understanding the Red Planet
    Monday, 29 October, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., CCC 605-607

A growing armada of spacecraft has steadily increased our ability to explore Mars in increasingly detailed ways. This Pardee Keynote Symposium will highlight recent discoveries using these new sensors. Included will be current MARSIS and SHARAD radar sounder results regarding ice-rich polar layered deposits, first results from CRISM's high-resolution observations of water-related deposits emplaced throughout Mars' history, and new high-resolution images of Mars geology from MRO/HIRISE.

  • Oxygen, Evolution, and Extinction
    Sunday, 28 October, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., CCC 605-607

A major discovery of the 21st century is that oxygen levels in the past fluctuated more than previously realized and that major geological and evo

Contact: Ann Cairns
Geological Society of America

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