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Explore the myths and misconceptions about Mars, from little green men to Orson Welles’s infamous "War of the Worlds" broadcast.
What would it be like to set up camp on Mars? Learn about Martian camping conditions, including how to "boil" water. Dr. Keith Noll of the Hubble Heritage Project and the Exploratorium's Ron Hipschman explain how MERs’ images are sent back to Earth.
Explore how Mars’s gravity and geology would affect rock climbers, with the Exploratorium's Dr. Paul Doherty. How old would you be on Mars? Learn how time passes on Mars by exploring its calendar and seasons. Find out what sunsets look like on Mars and what makes the red planet red with images taken by the MERs’ cameras Come to the Exploratorium and see the first images from the Mars Rover Spirit. Learn about the Mars missions and the tools used to explore Mars.
See an 8 minute video of the planet Mars from the James Lick Observatory telescope! We stayed up with Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman at the Lick Observatory in San Jose, California, for the best view we've had of Mars in a long, long time. At midnight on August 27, Earth and Mars passed closer to one another than they have in 60,000 years. Astronomers were on hand to tell us all about our nearest neighbor—its geography, orbit, and why both NASA and the European Space Agency have chosen this time to launch robotic missions to Mars. In preparation for the 2004 landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA engineers and scientists tested their remote operation procedures using a rover called FIDO (field integrated design & operations rover). Our remote team traveled to the desert test site to see what they learned in the desert and what they hoped to learn on Mars.