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Mars (Planet)

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Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Press Release Images

The public can now view the amazing, newly collected images of Mars thanks to this Mars Exploration Rover Mission website. The first images, made available on January 4, 2004, are black and white pictorials of the rover on the surface of Mars. On January 6, 2004, this website provided users with the first color images of Mars. Alongside each image, the NASA team has provided users with...
Exploring Mars

NASA has blasted into the new year by not only landing a robotic vehicle (the Rover Spirit) on the surface of Mars, but also by transmitting the best photographs ever captured of the red planet. With that, Spirit is now preparing to meander about the surface of Mars and collect specimens of rock and soil -- the return of which is anxiously awaited by scientists worldwide. Spirit landed and made...
ASU Mars Education Program

Arizona State University (ASU) Mars education program is a planetary imaging facility created to accommodate research for fifth grade through post doctoral students along with the professional scientific community. Users can download a variety of manuals containing step-by-step explanations of projects created to help students learn about the scientific process, the topographic features of Mars,...
Arizona State University: Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer

The thermal emission spectrometer (TES) is a scientific instrument created at Arizona State University to provide detailed looks at the composition of Mars. The website features ASU's spectral library of Earth's minerals and rocks which can be used for comparison with those obtained from Mars and for interpretation of remote sensing data of Earth. Researchers can learn about the many projects...
2003 Mars Exploration Rovers Athena Science Payload: Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES)

This website was created by Arizona State University to provide current information about Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES) and details about infrared spectroscopy. Students and educators can learn about the instrument's capabilities to collect mineralogy and thermophysical data on the terrain of Mars. Scientists can view the first mineral map gathered from the Mini-TES aboard the Mars...
Passport to Knowledge: To Mars with MER

This Passport to Knowledge website presents fun, educational materials on NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) mission. Users can find information on Mars, the MER mission, and the research team. The website features many hands-on activities designed for the home or school including Rocket Science 101 and Solar System Distance Activity. Students can find interactive puzzles, concentration games,...
Passport to Knowledge: To Mars with MER

Passport to Knowledge created this website to present the cutting edge research and new discoveries made possible by the Mars Exploration Rovers. Students can find general information and a history of the exploration of the Red Planet. The site features biographies and interviews with many of the exploration researchers. Educators can discover many fun, hands-on activities that can be added to...
TED Talks: How to go to space, without having to go to space

Angelo Vermeulen is a space researcher, a biologist, and an artist. He was also crew commander of a NASA-funded Mars simulation, in which six crew members spent four months locked away together in a dome in the crater of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii. The crew was conducting a food study, but the experiment gave Vermeulen other ideas. He started encouraging artists from around the world to build...
Open Culture: Aelita: Queen of Mars

Aelita: Queen of Mars, shot and released in 1924 by the great Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov, was the first - and some would say the greatest - Russian science fiction film produced. This silent, black-and-white film tells the story of a young man who travels in a rocket ship to Mars and, with the help of Aelita, the queen of the planet, leads a righteous uprising against the ruling elite. On...
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