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Evidence of Snow on Mars - and Perhaps an Abode for Life? DLESE Reviewed Collection
NASA Investigators working with Mars Odyssey data may have discovered remnants of snow packs that have created a system of gullies in crater walls and other, more unusual places such as ridge crests, sand dunes, and hilltops. Readers of this journal article can learn about the snow packs and their potential to collect and shelter water beneath themselves, possibly providing a favorable environment for simple life forms (like algae) to inhabit. Links to other related web pages are provided, and a Spanish translation is available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Periodical
    • Report
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-383
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about sci. / tech.
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of science
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the universe
      • G - History and nature of science:
        • Nature of scientific knowledge
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Helen Matsos
NASA Astrobiology Magazine