Flagstaff Festival of Science (Sinagua Middle School)

On September 28th, 2018 we displayed the map at the annual Flagstaff Festival of Science. Sinagua Middle School was kind enough to allow us to use their gym, which made it possible for their students to explore the map with the help of our volunteers from Northern Arizona University and the U.S. Geologic Survey Astrogeology office. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately!) our volunteers got a little overwhelmed by the large number of students and we forgot to take pictures while they were there.  But we did get a couple picture while the map open to the public!

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The 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft and the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) have been acquiring infrared images of Mars for more than 16 years. The best-quality images from the mission have been compiled into a global mosaic at 100 m/pixel resolution and printed on a walkable basketball-court-sized vinyl mat to spread awareness and excitement about Mars exploration!

Homepage Background Image: Full-disk image of Mars with the Tharis volcanoes in the west and Valles Marineris in the east from the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Mars Color Camera (MCC). Image courtesy of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the Indian Space Science Data Center (ISSDC) and Emily Lakdawalla.