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CHANNELS ON MARS 5-E Activity Module. Learning Through Inquiry. What is THEMIS?. THEMIS stands for Thermal Emission Imaging System and is a type of camera on board the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

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Channels on mars 5 e activity module

CHANNELS ON MARS 5-E Activity Module

Learning Through Inquiry


What is themis
What is THEMIS?

THEMIS stands for Thermal Emission Imaging System and is a type of camera on board the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

It contains two independent multi-spectral imaging sub-systems: a 10-band thermal infrared imager (IR), and a 5-band visible imager (VIS)




Martian outflow channel with chaotic terrain

(http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/mars/

images/mars_outflow_channel_jpg_image.html)


How did these

channels form?

What other features

do you see in this

3-dimensional

computer-

generated

image?

3D Image: SEMSZ9474OD, East of Valles Marineris, HRSC image,

ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum), 14 January 2004 .

http://www.esa.int.


http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/odyssey

Section of Valles Marineris from the 2001 Mars Odyssey website.


This cliff has

some small

channels

forming on

its slope.

How might

These have

been made?

Can you also

see a

landslide?

Newton Basin, Mars http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap030205.html


Engage prior knowledge activity
Engage: Prior Knowledge Activity

  • Use your KWL table with your partner to brainstorm your ideas and questions.

  • What do we know about channels on Mars? (what they look like, how they are made, when were they formed?)

  • What questions do we have about channels on Mars?

  • How might channels on Mars be different from channels that are formed on Earth?


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