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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: 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.

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, ...

The NASA Haughton-Mars Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This international interdisciplinary field research project is centered on the scientific study of the Haughton impact structure and surrounding terrain, Devon Island, High Arctic, viewed as a ...

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 ...

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Homepage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) homepage provides links to spacecraft and mission information, imagery, news articles, events, features, and public services. Users can access articles and ...

Mars Orbiter Camera Images Suggest Recent Sources of Liquid Water on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a collection of high-quality photographs of Mars, showing evidence of water. Each photo is available in multiple versions, and is accompanied by a detailed description of what it illustrates.

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 ...

Introduction to Exobiology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the first page of a tutorial on exobiology and the origins of life. The tutorial covers the nature of prebiotic Earth, the Miller-Urey experiment, possible sites for the origin of life, the ...

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 ...