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Explore how Mars has been perceived from antiquity to Galileo to the present. 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.
Explore the myths and misconceptions about Mars, from little green men to Orson Welles’s infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast.
What would it be like to set up camp on Mars? Learn about Martian camping conditions, including how to "boil" water. Dr. Keith Noll of the Hubble Heritage Project and the Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman explain how MERs’ images are sent back to Earth.
Explore how Mars’s gravity and geology would affect rock climbers, with the Exploratorium's Dr. Paul Doherty. How old would you be on Mars? Learn how time passes on Mars by exploring its calendar and seasons. Find out what sunsets look like on Mars and what makes the red planet red with images taken by the MERs’ cameras 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.
Join us as we talk with Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research and the inspiration behind Jody Foster's character in the movie Contact. Find out about the tools and technologies being developed for a multigenerational effort to search for life on other planets.