Monday, December 29, 2008

NOVA television special: "Is There Life on Mars?"

Is There Life on Mars?”, a special PBS NOVA television science program, airs on Tuesday night, December 30, 2008, at 8 p.m. EST. The program examines the history of Martian exploration, with a focus on NASA’s Phoenix mission, whose famed lander recently froze to death on the surface of Mars. For more information, read the TV program description.

The PBS website has a nice collection of Mars resources, photos, and interactive features, including:

• Ask the Expert
• Twitter: “Live” from Mars
• Man on a Mission: Steve Squyres
• Mars Up Close
• Anatomy of a Rover
• From Launch to Landing
Links and Books
• Teacher's Guide

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