1. Mars, The Universe, &The Best Images of NASA Robert Nemiroff
2. Mars - The Red Planet• Rocky red planet next out from the Sun• Smaller, colder, dryer than Earth• Martians have not invaded Earth in modern times – But perhaps in ancient times (controversial) – Earthlings continue to invade Mars• August 28th Mars closer than in nearly 60,000 yrs – ~1000 MTUers there to see it – public awareness event (discovery-free zone)
3. Top 10 MarsPictures of All Time*
4. Name This Martian Robot
5. Pictured: An Ancient Martian?
6. Mars Engulfed
7. Unusual Gullies and Channels on Mars
8. Phobos: Doomed Moon of Mars
9. A Face On Mars
10. Slightly Above Mars Pathfinder
11. Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars
12. Top 5 NASA Images* *Yes, it’s subjective!
13. STS-1: First Shuttle Launch
14. M16: Stars from Eagles EGGs
15. Earth Rise
16. Top Five Space Images* ** ** to appear on theAstronomy Picture of the Day website
17. WMAP Resolves the Universe
18. Earth at Night
19. M31: The Andromeda Galaxy
20. A Twisted Solar Eruptive Prominence
21. Inside the Eagle Nebula
22. Most of these images can be found here:
23. Image Credits• Top Mars: All NASA• Top NASA: All NASA (no joke!)• Top APOD: – Earth at Night: DMSP Satellites – Microwave Background: WMAP, NASA – Sun: SOHO, NASA – Andromeda Galaxy: © Robert Gendler – Eagle Nebula: © AURA, NOAO, NSF
24. Postscripts• The Astronomy Picture of the Day website is available online at http://apod.nasa.gov/.• The Universe: 365 Days book is available at most bookstores including B. Dalton’s at the Copper Country Mall.• Support the Van Pelt Library: Join the Friends of the Library!