Mars 
Mars
by Crash Course
Video Lecture 15 of 47
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Date Added: August 11, 2016

Lecture Description

The fourth planet from the sun and the outermost of the terrestrial planets, Mars has long been a popular spot for missions and imagination. Phil walks you through the planet's topography, core, and features. We'll take a look back to Mars's past and makes predictions for its future, including the possibilities for human life.

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Table of Contents
Mars is Colder and Smaller Than Earth 0:56
Polar Ice Caps 3:29
Rusty & Dusty 1:16
Huge Volcanoes 2:32
Mars’s Past Geography 6:33

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PHOTO/VIDEO SOURCES
Planets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_System#/media/File:Planets2013.jpg [credit: Wikimedia Commons]
Terrestrial Planets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus#mediaviewer/File:Terrestrial_Planets_Size_Comp_True_Color.png [credit: Wikimedia Commons]
Curiosity’s view of martian soil en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_soil#/media/File:PIA17944-MarsCuriosityRover-AfterCrossingDingoGapSanddune-20140209.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS]
Mars Topography www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA02820 [credit: NASA/JPL]
Tharsis upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/22/Tharsis_-_Valles_Marineris_MOLA_shaded_colorized_zoom_32.jpg/1280px-Tharsis_-_Valles_Marineris_MOLA_shaded_colorized_zoom_32.jpg [credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Arizona State University]
Olympus Mons upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Olympus_Mons_alt.jpg [credit: NASA]
Valles Marineris en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valles_Marineris#/media/File:Mars_Valles_Marineris.jpeg [credit: NASA/USGS]
Cappuccino swirls at Mars south pole www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2015/02/cappuccino_swirls_at_mars_south_pole/15243840-1-eng-GB/Cappuccino_swirls_at_Mars_south_pole.jpg [credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin / Bill Dunford]
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image 1 static.uahirise.org/images/2015/details/cut/ESP_039148_1980.jpg [credit: NASA]
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image 2 photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA19127_fig1.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL]
Dunes, image 1 mars.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/20090317a/ESP_011909_1320.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona]
Dunes, image 2 www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pia17981.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona]
Serpent Dust Devil www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/MRO/multimedia/pia15116.html [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona]
Tattooed Mars www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1500.html [credit: NASA, HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona)]
Avalanche www.uahirise.org/ESP_016228_2650 [credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona]
Deimos en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Mars#/media/File:Deimos-MRO.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona]
Phobos en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Mars#/media/File:Phobos_colour_2008.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona]
Mars' Moon Phobos Eclipses the Sun, as Seen by Curiosity www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyZoD7BRTtg [credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory]
Material Excavated by a Fresh Impact and Identified as Water Ice www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA12220 [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona]
Crater walls www.nasa.gov/externalflash/mgs-20061206/hi-resjpgs/1.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems]
Sedimentary deposit mars.nasa.gov/msl/images/mars-curiosity-rover-mastcam-sedimentary-deposit-lakebed-rocks-pia19074-full.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS]
Curiosity rover photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA16764.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS]
Astronaut on Mars www.nasa.gov/images/content/114626main_image_feature_326_ys_full.jpg [credit: NASA]
Skylight static.uahirise.org/images/2011/details/cut/ESP_019351_1795_a.jpg [credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona]
Life on mars www.nasa.gov/images/content/107427main_image_feature_261_ajhfull.jpg [credit: NASA/Pat Rawlings, SAIC]

Course Index

Course Description

In this Crash Course series, marvel at the wonders of astronomy with your host for this intergalactic adventure, the Bad Astronomer himself -- Phil Plait. In just 40 short lessons, you will learn the basics of the oldest science known to humanity.

Be sure to check out links to relevant Photos in the description for each video.

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