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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 Meteorites part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Of the 24,000 or so meteorites that have been discovered on Earth, only 34 have been identified as originating from the planet Mars. This site from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory features a ...

The Chemical Composition of Martian Soil and Rocks Returned by the Mobile Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer: Preliminary Results from the X-ray Mode part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article presents the chemical composition of six soils and five rocks at the Ares Vallis landing site obtained by the alpha proton x-ray spectrometer on board the rover of the Mars Pathfinder ...

New Map Provides More Evidence Mars Once Like Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center summarizes recent findings that point to evidence of active plate tectonics on Mars. A high resolution magnetic field map of the entire planet, the ...

Mineralogy and Geochemistry: Mars Pathfinder Science Results part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center features a geochemical analysis of rocks and soils on the surface of Mars using the rover's Alpha Proton X-Ray Spectrometer. Interestingly, these ...

The Daily Martian Weather Report part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Mars Global Surveyor Radio Science Team features the results of a detailed study of the Martian atmosphere in the form of a daily weather report and precise atmospheric ...

Recent Advances in Mars Tectonics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This short article from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory features a pre-plate tectonic overview of the tectonic features and processes on Mars. The summary discusses how advances in knowledge expected ...

FUSE Observes Molecular Hydrogen in Mars' Atmosphere part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a summary of recent observations of molecular hydrogen molecules in the atmosphere of Mars taken by the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE). The FUSE measurements differ ...

Planetary Science Resource Discoveries part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Planetary Science Research Discoveries (PSRD) is an educational site sharing the latest research on meteorites, planets, and other solar system bodies being made by NASA-sponsored scientists. The web ...

Mars Astrobiology Research and Technology Experiment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from NASA presents a comprehensive overview of the Mars Astrobiology Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE) project, which is developing drilling, sample handling, and instrument ...

NASA Astrobiology Institute part of SERC Web Resource Collection