Found 80 - 90 results of 98 programs matching keyword "surface of mars"


Origins: Astrobiology:  Looking for Mars on Earth (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:32:24
Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, has traveled the world seeking Mars-like environments. In the Dry Valleys of Antarctica—his favorite Mars analog on Earth—Dr. McKay discovered a kind of algae living inside rocks porous to light and water. He’ll show us some of these rocks and talk about the physical conditions required for life.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: deserts, atacama desert of chile, life on mars, most lifeless place on earth, driest place on earth, ecosystems, algae, organisms in rock, photosyntheseis in rock, most mars-like place on earth, antarctica dry valleys, alum rock park, earth's extreme environments, mic


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Life's Ingredients (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:43:30
Julia Child and physicist Philip Morrison once cooked up (and sampled) "primordial soup," a mixture of ingredients said to be the materials from which life sprang on Earth. How accurate is this notion? David Deamer studies how some molecules self-assemble into order, and has developed new theories about how life evolved from components on Earth. We’ll talk with him, do hands-on experiments, and watch vintage footage of Julia Child tasting the soup. Guests: David Deamer, Director, UC Berkeley SETI Program, and Karen Kalumuk, Exploratorium staff scientist.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Chemistry

Keywords: self-assembled structures, self-assembly processes, directed assembly process, primordial soup recipe, building blocks of life, life on other planets, life on mars, chemical reactions, amino acid production, molecule formation, density column, emulsifiers, emulsifica


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Return to Mars:  Only Mars (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:07:57
See an 8 minute video of the planet Mars from the James Lick Observatory telescope!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, mer, robots, science, images, horizon, craters, surfaces, dry lakes, rocks, wheels, cameras, nasa, jpl, rat, solar power, target.


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Return to Mars:  Red Planet: Up Close and Personal (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:37:05
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.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 27, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: refracting telescope, feautures of mars, surface of mars, james lick observatory, earth, mars


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Science of Cooking:  Sparkling Science: Champagne (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:52:14
Learn how sparkling wine is made, what makes it different from still wine, and where all those little bubbles come from! We reveal how to open a bottle without touching the cork, as well as the best way to keep the bubbles in the bubbly. Join our special guests, Stanford chemistry professor Dick Zare, and French enologist Michel Salgues, winemaker at Roederer Estates in California, as we explore the science of tiny bubbles.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: December 28, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: dick zare, bubbles, science of champagne, science of sparkling wine, air pressure, opening a champagne bottle, condensation, fog, gases, carbonation, carbonated beverages, gravity, air resistance, drag force, terminal velocity, surface tension, carbon dioxide, equilibriu


Real: 350K  
Return to Mars:  Preparing for Mars: FIDO in the Desert (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:03:16
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.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Eath Science

Keywords: simulation of mars, geology, mars exploration rover, mer, jpl, fido, desert


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Origins: Antarctica:  Is It Alive? (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:38:44
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 9, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Biology/Life Science

Keywords: life in extreme environments, , life at extreme temperatures, life in extreme conditions, origins of life, life on mars, microbial metabolism,


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Iron Science Teacher:  Soap (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:03:28
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: soap!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: membranes, cells, osmosis, phospholipid bilayer.cellular soap opera, phospholipid membrane structures, constructive interference, reflection, fluid flow, fluid mechanics, experiments, activitiies, contests, adhesive forces, detergeants, glycreol, surface tension, soap bo


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La Nina Summit:  Symmetry (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:55:23
Exploratorium Senior Scientist Mary Miller presents audio dispatches from the "Review of the Causes and Consequences of Cold Events: A La Nina Summit" held in Boulder, Colorado. The workshop was presented by The United Nations University, The National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the United Nations Environment Program.

Project: La Nina Summit | Browse All

Date: July 16, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ncar, nino, nina, el nino, la nina, ni, sst, ssts, equatorial pacific, enso, tao, pmel, upwelling, cold phase, warm phase, sea surface temperature, southern oscillation, extreme weather, climate impacts, severe weather; atmosphere, pacific ocean, noaa, cold eve


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La Nina Summit:  Forecasting (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:12:19
Exploratorium Senior Science Writer Mary Miller presents audio dispatches and selected lectures from the "Review of the Causes and Consequences of Cold Events: A La Nia Summit" held in Boulder, Colorado. The workshop was presented by The United Nations University, The National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the United Nations Environement Program.

Project: La Nina Summit | Browse All

Date: July 16, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ncar, nino, nina, el nino, la nina, ni, sst, ssts, equatorial pacific, enso, tao, pmel, upwelling, cold phase, warm phase, sea surface temperature, southern oscillation, extreme weather, climate impacts, severe weather; atmosphere, pacific ocean, noaa, cold eve


Real: 16K  
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