Essays on Science and SocietyIBI* Series Winner

Mars Student Imaging Project: Real Research by Secondary Students

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  22 Feb 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6122, pp. 920-921
DOI: 10.1126/science.1229849

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Summary

A group of scientists gather excitedly as their image arrives from the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter. They eagerly pore over the image they targeted to answer a scientific question about the Red Planet. Working together, the team measures, analyzes, and discusses relations among surface features, as they seek to answer their research question.