Mars Team Online Project News
The Mars Team Online project is no longer being actively developed. However, you can still get the same kind of enriching experience with our current online interactive projects.
Get ready for a webchat with planetary geologist Nathan Bridges on Wednesday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Since late September, 1997, when the Mars team stopped hearing from Pathfinder, virtually all of Nathan's time has been spent analyzing the large amount of images and other data collected by the Mars rover. Nathan's primary areas of study are understanding the chemical makeup of the rocks and soil, and the effects of wind on the surface. Nathan continues to study Mars data, and will soon have results of his investigations published in a scientific journal. You can register for this chat beginning July 22 at http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/interact.html
In the Mars Team Online Student Gallery, students exhibit their creative side while learning about Mars. We've just posted new Mars drawings by Antoni Parra's 11-year-old students. You can find them at: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/kids/work.html Also, check out that link for new student work about the retrograde orbit of Mars, available in both Spanish and English!
A series of Spanish and English Web chats will be hosted during April and May by the Quest Project. To see a schedule and to register for these chats go to: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/common/bilingual/
Astronomer Jim Bell will be the next Mars expert to chat on Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m., PST. Bell, whose specialty is observing Mars, studies pictures of and data about Mars from telescopes and NASA spacecraft missions. He tries to learn what the surface of Mars is like, what it's made of, and how much like Earth it may have been a long time ago. To register for this chat go to: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/interact.html
The Mars Team Online biography page has been reorganized and updated to reflect Mars team members moving on and the new missions they're moving on to! Be sure to check it out at: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/team/
There's still time to register for the Wednesday, March 11 Web chat with Rich Hogen-- a Mars Global Surveyor "ACE." To find out more being an ACE read Rich's bio at: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/team/hogen. html. To sign up for the 11 a.m., PST chat go to: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/interact.html
Be sure to RSVP for the Peter Thomas Web chat on Tuesday, March 3 at 10 a.m., PST. Peter studies the images taken by the MGS camera to see how the wind shapes the surface of Mars by moving sand and dust and how the polar caps have affected Mars' geology and climate. He also analyzes the Hubble Space Telescope images of Mars. To sign up for this chat go to: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/interact.html
RESERVE FEB. 24 for LIVE Mars Teachers' Workshop NASA's Learning Technologies Channel is hosting a Mars Teachers' Workshop THIS TUESDAY, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., PST (1-4 p.m., EST). The workshop will be conducted LIVE from NASA's Ames Research Center and will consist of a lecture on the latest findings about Mars, a Web chat with a Mars expert and a walking tour of Ames' facilities. More details: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/ltc/mars/workshop1/index.html
LATE-BREAKING NEWS: The subject of tomorrow's "Ask a Scientist" CuSeeMe videoconference is a first look at the new discoveries of the Mars Global Surveyor mission, by Colin Law of Rice University. Point your reflector to 126.96.36.199 (if this isn't working try 188.8.131.52). To download the Cu-SeeMe s/w go to: http://cu-seeme.cornell.edu/
Sign up NOW for this Thursday's (Jan. 15) Web chat with Ken Edgett! From 9:30-10:30 a.m., PST, Ken will bring us up to date on the status of Mars Global Surveyor: what's going on with the aerobraking and the solar panels. You must preregister to participate. To do this go to: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/events/interact.html
Welcome back to Live From Mars. Watch this Web site over the next couple of weeks as it transitions to the new Mars Team Online project. In addition, an updated Web chat schedule for Jan/Feb will be in place soon.