Underground Space Oddities
Louise Hose, Spelunker Extraordinaire, has explored and studied caves throughout the world over the last 50 years. National Geographic has twice featured her work. She will speak to us about Underground Space Oddities – Most of us know about the stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone mineral deposits that decorate most caves but are you familiar with sulfur folia, biovermiculations, or acid-oozing snottites? How about gypsum chandeliers, rusticles, or turnips? This presentation will introduce you to a few of the oddities we encounter underground and explain how some of these features inform us about the possibilities for life on other planets.