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The Curiosity rover has updated it's software, moved it's wheels, tested it's laser, and started rolling. In today's show, Ron and Robyn will share all the news and mission updates from the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 25, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Tardigrades are amazing creatures that can withstand the most extreme conditions on Earth, as well as the vacuum of space! This unique and charismatic animal has the ability to survive in a variety of situations. In today's program, Exploratorium scientist Karen Kalumuck will continue our programming about life in extreme environments as it relates to the search for 'habitability' on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 23, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:30:00
In today's program, Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Karen Kalumuck will look at examples of life in extreme environments on Earth. As Mars is an extreme environment, the question remains-could it have supported any form of microbial life?

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:30:00
Curiosity has picked the first rock to test out the ChemCam! In today's show, Paul and Robyn will go over new images from Mars, updates, and and talk about the geology of Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 18, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Why is water, or evidence of water, so important to the Mars missions? Join Exploratorium scientists Ron Hipschman and Karen Kalumuck as they examine water as one of the building blocks for life and what previous Mars missions have discovered about water on the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 16, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:25:00
The Curiosity rover has an incredible tool mounted on the mast, called the "ChemCam",which is a rock-zapping laser and telescope! This laser can hit rock or soil targets up to about 23 ft (or 7 meters) away. In today's show, Ron and Paul will share details about this amazing suite of tools!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 15, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:45:00
In today's webcast, Exploratorium hosts Ron Hipschman and Robyn Higdon will look at the tools and technology on the robotic arm of the Mars rover, Curiosity. What are some of the scientific instruments and capabilities of NASA's newest rover on Mars?

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 12, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:07:53
Watch as comedian/musician Reggie Watts improvises an ending to the Mars webcast on August 9th, 2012.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, astronomy, general science
Running Time:
00:50:00
Join us today for a very special Mars webcast! We will have our staff scientists talking about new images from Mars, and the cameras that take those pictures. We also have two special musical guests joining us; Thomas Dolby will sing in the show, and Reggie Watts will sing us out!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 9, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:06:20
Take to the skies on board the zeppelin Eureka with pilot Andrea Deyling of Airship Ventures and get a crash-free course in lighter-than-air flight: What’s the difference between an airship, a blimp, and a zeppelin? How do they stay aloft? How high and how fast can they fly? Airship Ventures operates the only commercial passenger airship operation in the United States. To find out more go to www.airshipventures.com.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science