Water on Mars: So What?

SCIENCE A new find of liquid water fuels hopes that life may yet exist on the Red Planet. (Nat Geo News) Plot the new Martian streams on our beautiful Martian map! (Just click to download it!) Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What are Mars’ “seasonal seeps”? Also known as recurring slope linea, these “enigmatic streaks” … Continue reading Water on Mars: So What?

Martian Mystery

SCIENCE Amateur astronomers have spotted two clouds rising from the Martian surface, and nobody knows what they are. (Nat Geo News) Get some possible clues about Mars’ mystery clouds with our lesson on “Environmental Conditions in Our Solar System.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through the Nat Geo News article. What group of … Continue reading Martian Mystery

Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

SCIENCE Ancient Water, New Hopes in Search for Life Scientists have discovered water that has been trapped in rock for more than a billion years. The water might contain microbes that evolved independently from the surface world, and it’s a finding that gives new hope to the search for life on other planets. Discussion Ideas: The NPR article says Canada’s 1.5-billion-year-old water was trapped far … Continue reading Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life