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  1. 1. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter A Mars Eye Opener
  2. 2. NASA Apollo Missions <ul><li>Apollo 1 - Ended in tragedy January 27, 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo 11 - First manned lunar landing mission and lunar surface </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo 17 - Last lunar landing mission </li></ul>
  3. 3. Earth Facts <ul><li>Third Planet in the solar system </li></ul><ul><li>The fifth largest planet </li></ul><ul><li>Formed around 4.57 billion years ago </li></ul><ul><li>71% of the surface is covered in salt-water oceans </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mars Facts <ul><li>Fourth planet from the Sun in our solar system </li></ul><ul><li>Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos </li></ul><ul><li>The red/orange appearance of Mars' surface is caused by iron oxide </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mars Surface <ul><li>Of all the planets in our solar system other than Earth, Mars is the most likely to harbor liquid water, and perhaps life. </li></ul><ul><li>Surface temp. </li></ul><ul><li>Min -140 °C </li></ul><ul><li>Mean -63 °C </li></ul><ul><li>Max 20 °C </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hubble Telescope View of Mars
  7. 7. Beneath the Surface <ul><li>Scientists suspect that the average thickness of the Martian crust is about 30 miles (50 kilometers). Most of the northern hemisphere lies at a lower elevation than the southern hemisphere. Thus, the crust may be thinner in the north than in the south. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mars Global Surveyor
  9. 9. Mars Rover
  10. 10. Contact Information <ul><li> </li></ul>