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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:
00:15:00
El Exploratorium presentará una serie extensa de webcasts y programas relacionados a la misión de la NASA llamada “Mars Science Laboratory” o el laboratorio de ciencia del planeta Marte. Luego de un viaje espacial de 8 meses, el flamante rastreador de Marte, el astromóvil Curiosidad, aterrizara en la superficie marciana y comenzará su investigación y búsqueda de lugares que puedan haber albergado, o todavía alberguen, alguna forma de vida orgánica. Nuestros científicos y otros expertos estarán atentos a los descubrimientos de Curiosidad y compartirán con Ustedes las mas recientes noticias e imágenes de Marte.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 9, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space 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
Running Time:
00:41:53
What would it be like on Mars? Get a sense of Martian living with Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty. He'll introduce the capabilities of the new rover and demonstrate what the planet would look, smell, and feel like to someone on the ground. Learn how things would fall, how they'd burn, and the shape a Martian snowflake should take in a snowstorm.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
With the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, history is made again. Photos and data are already coming back from the rover, and we are excited to share them with you. Join Exploratorium scientists as they interpret the information received thus far from the new Mars mission!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 7, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
El Exploratorium presentará una serie extensa de webcasts y programas relacionados a la misión de la NASA llamada “Mars Science Laboratory” o el laboratorio de ciencia del planeta Marte. Luego de un viaje espacial de 8 meses, el flamante rastreador de Marte, el astromóvil Curiosidad, aterrizara en la superficie marciana y comenzará su investigación y búsqueda de lugares que puedan haber albergado, o todavía alberguen, alguna forma de vida orgánica. Nuestros científicos y otros expertos estarán atentos a los descubrimientos de Curiosidad y compartirán con Ustedes las mas recientes noticias e imágenes de Marte.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 7, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:01:23
Mechanical Engineer Armen Toorian explains that the wheel tracks of the Mars rover Curiosity are used to determine how far the rover has travelled on the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 6, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science