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Mars Express - OMEGA Detects Water at Mars South Pole DLESE Reviewed Collection
The European Space Agency's Mars Express Satellite has recorded images in three different bands of the southern polar cap of Mars, which show both frozen carbon dioxide and water ice. The images are presented with a brief caption and links to other Mars Express imagery and status reports.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000 - 2004 European Space Agency. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-361
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Dr Rudolph Schmidt
European Space Agency - Scientific Project Departmenr