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00:41:12
We'll check in with scientists at JPL and find out what unexpected discoveries they've made in the first two weeks of observation.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 15, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:31:00
Explore how Mars has been perceived from antiquity to Galileo to the present.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:46:22
Dr. Paul Doherty “discovered” Martian snowflakes by creating them in the lab. Join him as he discusses ice on Mars and its possible manifestations in astronomical phenomena.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:34:00
Explore the myths and misconceptions about Mars, from little green men to Orson Welles’s infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 11, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:55:24
What would it be like to set up camp on Mars? Learn about Martian camping conditions, including how to "boil" water.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:22:03
Dr. Keith Noll of the Hubble Heritage Project and the Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman explain how MERs’ images are sent back to Earth.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 9, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:27:00
Explore how Mars’s gravity and geology would affect rock climbers, with the Exploratorium's Dr. Paul Doherty.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 8, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:33:00
How old would you be on Mars? Learn how time passes on Mars by exploring its calendar and seasons.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 7, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:37:00
Find out what sunsets look like on Mars and what makes the red planet red with images taken by the MERs’ cameras

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:42:06
Come to the Exploratorium and see the first images from the Mars Rover Spirit. Learn about the Mars missions and the tools used to explore Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 4, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science