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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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Scientific Visualization Studio: Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio features many images and animations of the planet Mars. These visualizations were created using data acquired from various satellites and ...

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 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 ...

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, ...

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 Exploration Rover part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA fact sheet provides a description of two new Mars rovers: Spirit and Opportunity. The document describes instruments mounted on the rovers as well as some details about the mission goals ...

Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Animations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This series of animations depicts the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) in various stages of its current mission. Videos are divided into: Launch and Cruise; Entry, Descent and Landing on Mars; 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.

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