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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 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 and ...

Mars Pathfinder, Science Results, Geology and Geomorphology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA-hosted site is a section of the Mars Pathfinder Science Results Directory with a specific emphasis on the geologic and geomorphic characteristics observed. Many photos and satellite images ...

NASA's Planetary Photojournal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, hosted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), contains NASA's best solar system images. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and other objects all have ...

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 ...

Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is designed to engage students in grades 7-12 in activities that focus on collaboration and communication strategies. These activities will strengthen student understanding of and ability ...

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 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 data, ...

Plate Tectonics on Mars? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page is a NASA press release that discusses the finding of magnetic stripes on the surface of Mars and its relation to plate tectonics, e.g. past movement of the Martian crust. Links to ...

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 ...

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