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Internet Resources for Teaching About Mars

This collection of digital resources includes web sites useful for integrating Mars data into commonly taught undergraduate geoscience courses and for teaching planetary geology in general.

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Mars Exploration Program Landing Sites part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features interactive maps and data sets about landing sites on Mars. There are clickable maps with a variety of data, including visible light images, thermal images, topography, and ...

NASA Planetary Data System Map-A-Planet part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a useful way to view and download image data from the Moon, Mars, Venus, Io, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. Users can click on a map to select the area of the image desired. The ...

Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) planet profile provides data and images of the planet Mars. These data include planet size, orbit facts, distance from the Sun, rotation and ...

On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet 1958-1978 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website is an internet version of an historical NASA publication containing information about the development of missions to the planet Mars. This report covers the evolution of thought and ...

Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Science Investigation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

MOLA is an instrument orbiting Mars on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft. It transmits infrared laser pulses in order to construct a precise topographic map of Mars.

Jules Map Server part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site offers map tools to better visualize geophysical and geological processes and structures. Jules Verne Voyager is an interactive map tool for virtual exploration of Earth and other worlds ...

Mars Meteorite Compendium part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This extensive compilation of data from Martian meteorites is organized rock by rock, with a brief mention of each important paper according to subject (petrology, isotopes, etc.) Chemical and ...

Marsoweb part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA site offers interactive Mars data maps. Viewing options include vertical roughness, TES (Thermal Emission Spectrometer), MOLA (Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter), rock abundance and others. All ...

THEMIS Data Releases part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from Arizona State University features Mars 2001 Odyssey THEMIS (Thermal Emission Imaging System) data. By entering latitude and longitude or image ID (a list of image descriptions and ...

Planetary Data System part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website, from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, features the PDS (Planetary Data System) Download tool. The default view is a list of all PDS software. Users can sort by title, node, release date ...

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