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00:46:33
Water has been called “the elixir of life” but was there ever water on Mars? Explore this and other questions about possible Martian life.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 23, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
0:50:00
From science fiction and toys to invasion of Mars movies, we'll take a look at how martians have inspired our imaginations.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:57:03
On Mars, would a Frisbee “fris”? Would a boom box “boom”? Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty demonstrates how Mars’s gravity would affect our toys and gadgets.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 17, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:22:58
With Special Guest Dr. Robert Full! Witness robots that scurry, cockroach-like, over walls and other obstacles. Get a sneak peek behind UC Berkeley’s Poly-PEDAL Lab, a hotbed of Bay Area robotics innovation.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 17, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:46:27
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 16, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
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