NASA Webinar Reminder

Ares_swoopc_thumb_1Just a reminder that next Tuesday is your opportunity to join staff members from NASA’s Langley Research Center.  And don’t forget, if this webinar interest you, NASA is willing to host similar ones for your students!

This opportunity, exclusively for Discovery Educators, will be held on January 16, 2007 at 5:00PM EST.  To participate

  1. Go to www.discoveryeducatornetwork.com/cms/sitem.cfm/main_page/nasa/
  2. Click on the registration link and register for the webinar
  3. You will receive confirmation of your registration and the password via email

Full webinar description:
Earth and Mars: A Study of Two Planets up Close and Personal
The Earth and Mars formed at the same time (some 4.5 billion years ago), from the same cosmic material in the primordial Solar Nebula, and in the same general location in the Solar System.  Yet, the two planets evolved very differently over time.  Earth is an hospitable, warm, water-covered planet (2/3 of our planet is covered with liquid water) with an appreciable atmosphere, while Mars is an inhospitable, cold, very dry planet (no liquid water on the surface) with a very thin atmosphere.  The similarities and differences of the two planets will be discussed along with the proposed NASA Langley Research Center’s ARES Mission.  ARES is a proposed mission to fly an airplane over Mars to investigate the atmosphere, surface and interior of Mars and to search for life.

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