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The Search For Habitable Environments:
Curiosity ChemMin Educator Symposium and Field Trip

June 16-20, 2014

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Ask Dr. C

Ask Dr. C is a computerized scientist designed to answer questions
about Mars. Dr. C has thousands of questions stored in his memory and is very knowledgeable. Feel free to ask him any questions about the Red Planet. Dr. C does have some limitations on responses, and he may not have the answer your looking for, but if Dr. C does not have the answer to your question, the answer will soon be added to his memory. Dr. C
is based on a real Mars scientist, Dr. Phil Christensen. Go to
 to http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/drc to interact with Dr. C. and ask him your questions about Mars!

Mars By Topic
Mars By Topic is a wonderful resource located on the THEMIS mission website that details important information for educators utilizing ASU Mars Education curriculum into their classrooms. This resource will be handy for educators as they work through some of the Mars Education student projects and classroom lessons. Mars by topic is an online collection of THEMIS data sets organized by specific topic areas. As student project teams dive into Mars research they will find this resource to be very useful for accessing some quick examples of THEMIS data. Learn about Mars by topic from this great webpage. http://themis.asu.edu/topic


The Red Planet Report
The Red Planet Report is an online-featured news resource chronicling new information and updates on the THEMIS camera and the new findings of the Mars mission. Robert Burnham a journalist and writer for the ASU Mars Space Flight Facility authors’ the Red Planet Report. The Red Planet Report scans the published scientific literature on Mars and gives you short summaries of the most interesting results, written so you can understand what they mean. If you’re interested in Mars research, but don’t have the time to plow through journals and papers to find new results, The Red Planet report does that for you. Follow the link to see what’s new on Mars. http://redplanet.asu.edu


Mars-ePedia is a new online resource created to allow readers to learn more about the geology and landforms of Mars in simple and understandable language. Start exploring the Red Planet here! 
JMARS is a GIS (Geographical Information System) platform containing all of the Mars orbital data NASA has ever collected. This program is the backbone of the Mars Student Imaging Project and offers students and teachers the ability to ask relatively simple questions or extremely complex ones. JMARS is a java based platform, utilized by most of the world’s foremost Mars science experts and it is open for public use. This world renown software, provides free and efficient access to more than a terabyte of NASA orbiter data, and has basic image and vector processing features to conveniently compare, plot, and blend data. Click here to start up the application.

The MSIP Team Results page is a repository for all the MSIP student teams' final reports.
Student teams complete scientific reports as the final culmination of their research projects.

Go to MSIP Team Results to check them out.