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In today's program, Exploratorium host Ron Hipschman will give a quick update on Curiosity and then revisit the MER rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:40:00
It's been a week since we did our last Mars webcast-join Exploratorium hosts Ron Hipschman and Linda Shore as they give us updates us on all the latest images and findings, and share a little bit about time on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 6, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:40:00
Curiosity has started roving! Join hosts Robyn and Ron as they bring the latest updates on Curiosity's progress, and then delve into investigating the nuclear power source on the rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 30, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
01:00:00
Join host Ron Hipschman and a very special guest, David M. Seidel, who is the Deputy Manager from the Education office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory! They will go over new updates, and then share photos and stories from the Exploratorium's recent visit to JPL to learn more about the MSL mission.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
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