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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
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Most things won't burn on Mars—after all, the main ingredient in the Martian atmosphere, carbon dioxide, is used in fire extinguishers on earth. So how would one create fire without oxygen? Use metal!This slow motion footage shows magnesium burning within a block of dry ice.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: December 3, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Chemistry, Art
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00:04:06
TI staff educator Eric Muller demonstrates a “cool” thing to do with dry ice, and it even relates to the standards!

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: July 15, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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00:05:59
TI staff educator Eric Muller hits me up for change, and then demonstrates a neat science activity using dry ice.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 6, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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00:07:06
Our Exploratorium team talks to scientists from POLENET (Polar Earth Observing Network).

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:04:28
In this interview from in front of the Canada Glacier in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley, Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 31, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:45:44
NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have long outlived their life expectancy of three months. Join us as we sum up the rover data and explain how this information changes our view of Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 8, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:29:21
We update on the week's exciting events on Mars and talk about what NASA has planned for future missions to the Red Planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 28, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:23:48
How do JPL scientists and engineers talk to the MERs and how do we receive those amazing pictures in return? Find out how, and get the latest updates in this webcast.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 21, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:31:00
With two rovers on Mars, we update you on the latest findings. This week, hear (and see!) more about a tool called Mini-TES, which helps us learn about rocks on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 14, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science