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  • 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!