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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 ...

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 ...

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.

Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This section of the Windows to the Universe web site provides information and images about Mars including detailed information about this planet, space science, Martian atmosphere, Martian weather, ...

Your Planetary Protection Officer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a brief article about John Rummel, NASA's Planetary Protection Officer. It explains the purpose of planetary protection (to prevent contamination of Earth by alien life forms and of space by ...

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 ...

Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS Astrogeology Research Program provides information regarding nomenclature from the Solar System. The site features a Quick Search option that scans the database for a particular word, links ...

Mars Exploration Rover Mission part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Mars Exploration Rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. The web site includes updates about the rovers Spirit ...

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 Global Surveyor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides extensive information about the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) mission, launched in November of 1996 by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Included are: navigation and engineering ...

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