Date read: 05/05/07
Web site title: Astronomy Links
Author, source: Astronomers, ed. D. Abbot, Peter Bedrick Books, New York 1984 http://www.wikispaces.com/-/3fmw0xuLeTdNf7S7DdVBoy
Age group: Adults.

-The site is a compilation of information on several astronomical topics. It is intended for the public because it does not use many terms that you would need to know to be able to read the articles, and the information is well explained. Anyone wishing to learn more about astronomy should read this site because it offers a very large credible amount of astronomy information.

-This site offers information on the size and composition of the planet mars. It also describes how the conditions are on mars and how long the orbital period of mars is. The site gives an approximate velocity of mars and what the atmosphere of mars is made of. The article the site has on mars is a little bit technical because you will need to know what the mathematic symbols and terms that they use are. This site offers the basics of mars but not in depth coverage of the planets interior. This site is useful if you would like to know some general information on the planet mars.

Date read: 05/16/10
Web site title: Mars Info

Author, source: http://space.about.com/od/mars/a/marsinfo.htm[[http://space.about.com/od/mars/a/marsinfo.htm.|]]
Age group: Adults, young adults.


-This site is dedicated solely to the planet mars. This site is intended for the use of students and the public. It is a comprehensive overview of mars and allows you to see some pictures of the planet. This site is good for a project on mars or if you just wish to know some facts on mars.

-This site tells of mars past life in which it had earth like conditions. The current state of mars is dry and arid with many craters and sand storms which are constantly occurring. The face of the planet is arid and windy with many active volcanoes. The site goes into further detail of mars past telling that it at one time had the largest flooding in our solar system. Astronomers have found that mars have crystallized water under the surface of the planet. The site states that the reason that there is no liquid water is because the atmosphere is too thin to support it. This site goes into great detail on the further pages of the geometric measurements of mars and how large it is in comparison to the earth. This site is good if you like looking at pictures of the red planet.

-This site is a great way to find quick and accurate facts on what we know about the planet mars, including how it relates to us here on earth.
Date read: 05/15/10
Web site title: Mission to Mars
Author, source: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/missions// NASA
Age group: Adults, young adults.

This site offers a deep insight into how exactly we were able to confirm the evidence that we take for fact from just observing Mars from Earth. The site also tells of the future plans that NASA has for exploration of mars in the near future. The site gives a link list for each one of the categories and each link contains more in depth information then the overview of the general category.

This site is split up into separate sections of research and exploration that NASA is currently conducting. The first category is flybys, which spoke of the mariner space probes which took many pictures as they flew by mars. The second category is orbiters, which scientists describe as long term satellites orbiting the planet Mars, studying its geological surface. The third category is rovers which seem to be the coolest part of exploration to mars. The site gives links which go more in depth of the rovers that have visited and researched the actual surface of mars. The next three sections are future exploration methods which include airplanes and balloons, surface explorers, and even sample returnees. This site is a good starting point for researching the methods and reasons that we would explore Mars. If anything read over this site to get a peek at what is to come in the future exploration of Mars.

This site is a great site for all ages. It has games and fun activities for kids, lots of information for students along with pictures, and also it has a lot of information for educators.

Date read: 05/15/10
Web site title: Mars introduction
Author, source: http://www.solarviews.com/eng/mars.htm
Williams, Steven H. The Winds of Mars: Aeolian Activity and Landforms - Slide Set. Lunar and Planetary Institute.
Age group: adults, young adults, armature astronomers.

This is a great site for almost everything about mars. It gives an extensive overview of why there was speculation of life on mars and then gives the reasons why there is no life to date. This site is riddled with pictures and other animations that allow you to get an even better visual of what Mars looks like. This site contains a lot of information that you would need to know if you were an armature astronomer that is looking to further his knowledge of our solar system.

The site starts out explaining what life on mars is really like. The site goes into detail about how it is too cold for a human to live on mars and that the air on mars contains very little water and a lot of carbon dioxide which humans cannot breathe on a daily basis. The site gives a good description of the polar caps on mars and how they react to the harsh dry climate that mars has. Also the site gives a good description of the giant chasms that dot the surface of mars. This is a great site for just about anything that might wish to learn about for mars and is accurate down to the detail. I highly recommend this sight to anyone wishing to learn more about mars.

Date read: 05/16/10
Web site title: Mars Timeline of Discovery
Author, source: By Jim Plaxco http://www.astrodigital.org/mars/timeline1.html
Age group: Adults, young adults, historians.

This site is great for someone looking to learn about the history of mars, and why we had all the theories about mars having habitable climates or even intelligent life. The site gives a little bit of information on the other facts of mars but it doesn’t really seem to be very detailed or credible. This main stay of this site however is the chronologies history of mars that it offers. It is a good representation of what we have though about mars in the past and the present.

This portion of the site is dedicated to the timeline of the observational history of mars and gives a good overview of it. The site is split up into two different categorical timelines, one being 1570-1799 and the latter one being 1800 thru 1962. Both of these are accurate accounts of what the famous astronomers such as Tyco Brahe observed. I would recommend this site to anyone who wants to know the individual work of observing and learning more about mars.


Date read: 05/16/10
Author, source: NASA, http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/
Age group: For kids
The planet Mars, like Earth, has clouds in its atmosphere and a deposit of ice at its north pole. But unlike Earth, Mars has no liquid water on its surface. The rustlike color of Mars comes from the large amount of iron in the planet's soil.
The planet Mars, like Earth, has clouds in its atmosphere and a deposit of ice at its north pole. But unlike Earth, Mars has no liquid water on its surface. The rustlike color of Mars comes from the large amount of iron in the planet's soil.


This site is great for kids, it has a lot of interactive games and activities that include legitimate facts that NASA has found, written by trusted astronomers. This site is a great way for kids to have fun playing games, and actually learn a lot at the same time. It even has a place where if the kids have questions they can get them answered by an actual astronomer(Dr. C). I would recommend this site to anyone who has kids that are interested in astronomy because it definitely provides a fun way to learn about mars.

Date read: 05/17/10
source: http://www.google.com/mars/
Age group: all

This website is great just because it gives you a complete visual of mars just like Google does for the Earth. It also shows the temperature on the surface of the planet. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to see an actual visual of Mars.


Date Read: 05/21/11
Source: http://www.windows2universe.org/mars/mars.html
Author: N/A

This website brought by the National Earth Science Teachers Association contains all kinds of information you need to know about Mars. Navigation through this page is very easy as you can learn about the planet's atmosphere, moons, missions that took place, etc., along with pictures and models of the planet itself. With word games and puzzles available, children will also be able to enjoy this site and learn more about Mars in a fun way.


Date Read: 05/21/11
Source: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/mars/
Author: N/A

This is a great website to get information on Mars. The models posted on this page are easy to understand and it even contains some pictures of Mars' distinct features such as Olympus Mons and Cydonia Mense. The beauty of this page is that it also include a side-by-side comparison between Mars and Earth and see how they compare between year lengths, atmospheric pressure, mass, gravity, etc. This is a great learning website for everyone.


Date Read: 05/21/11
Source: http://www.exploremarsnow.org/
Web Design by Dane Spangler Illustrations

Although this site doesn't contain as much information as the previous sources, this informs about a plan to put a base up at Mars sometime in the year 2019. The main part of this site is that it contains a 3-D interactive exploration of the base. Meant for slightly older audiences, this website is good at informing visitors about the features of the planned Mars base.


Date Read: 05/21/11
Source: http://www.universetoday.com/14701/mars/
Author: Fraser Cain

This website leans toward those who take a big interest on learning about Mars. Not only does this site contain easy to read information, it also contains some good computer-generated models as well as some links that can lead you to pictures taken from the Hubble Space Telescope as well as some miscellaneous facts about the planet itself.


Date Read: 05/21/11
Source: http://www.nasm.si.edu/etp/mars/global.html
From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

This website is for an audience who already have the basic knowledge about Astronomy. This website contains a history of Mars observations as well as a huge variety of pictures of Mars' surface. Along with records about past missions ever done on Mars, this site is well up to date as well as it also informs about future Mars missions. If its an in-depth look at the planet you're seeking along with the planet's information and a history of its impact on modern science, then this is the site to look at.

My name is Alex Bohling. I am student at Los Menados College Fall 2011. This is a wikispace project on the planet Mars. The goal that I have to provide this webpage with five new links on the planet Mars and give a summary on the five new links that I provide this webpage with.

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Date Read: 12/7/2011
Source: http://nineplanets.org/mars.html

Nine Planets is a great website to find information about Mars. There are many different links to many other websites that have information about Mars. The good thing about the website is that there are open ended questions at the end of the website that gets you thinking about mars. The page starts to get confusing with all the different links on it, but overall it’s a great website.

Date Read: 12/7/2011
Source: http://www.space.com/47-mars-the-red-planet-fourth-planet-from-the-sun.html

Space.com is a great website with lots of information. The site has many specific facts about the planet Mars. The site is easy to read and use. I would recommend this site to all who want to learn about the planet Mars.

Date Read: 12/7/2011
Source: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Mars

Solarsystem.com has a lot of useful links to information about Mars. The website is a little confusing to navigate through. The readability of the website is great. The one of the best thing about this website is the pictures the website has to offer.

Date Read: 12/7/2011
Source: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/mars-article.html

Nationalgeographic.com answers a really great question about Mars. Is there water on the planet Mars? The website also answers many great questions about the planet. The website was easy to navigate through and a great read. The website is up to date with many great links to information about Mars.

Date Read: 12/7/2011
Source: http://starryskies.com/solar_system/mars/marstop.html
Author: Kathy Miles, Chuck Peters

Starryskies.com has great links and information about mars. The best thing about this site is the information it has the planets moons. The site is easy to use and easy to read with large font and a fun kid’s background. I would recommend this site to children of all ages that want to learn about the planet Mars.


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Date Read 5/21/12
Source:http://marsrover.nasa.gov/home/index.html
Author:Michelle Viotti
Last updated: 5/03/12
Reviewed by: Cameron Lodge

This site looks accurate and up to date by it being constantly updated with new information about Mars and Mars rovers. This site appears to be for all ages as it has options for kids, students,educators, and press. Also the site is very easy to read and to navigate as it has all it's key points on the front page for you to click on to start reading and other options to go beyond the front page to explore your curiosity with mars, which is also still part of the site. Furthermore it is very easy to find out more about Mars because you can click on links on the bottom of the pages of some of the topics that you are reading to learn more about the subject.

Date Read 5/21/12
Source: http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/mars/mars.html
Author: Not known
Last updated: Not known
Reviewed by: Cameron Lodge

This site is pretty accurate except for a few data errors, but the numbers are still relatively the same, and this site appears not to be updated regularly. The audience for this site appears to be for college students taking astronomy class as it has astronomy 161 on the home page of the site. Also, it does appear to be written to people taking astronomy as it has all the basic information about Mars, and all the planet, and is pretty easy to read for anybody above middle school. This site is pretty easy to navigate too as it has arrows on the bottom to go foreword and back. Furthermore it is alright at letting you look for more information about the subject, as it gives you links to other information, however some of the links do not work. Lastly their are more pages to the site, which are all about the solar system.

Date Read 5/21/12
Source:http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/mars.html
Authors: Joyce Dejoie and Elizabeth Truelove
Last updated: Not Known
Reviewed by: Cameron Lodge

The information from the site seems accurate compared to other sites I have looked at and it seems up to date. The audience is for kids as the words are very easy to read and also their is an option for you to click that says the words, on the page, to you. Yet their is a option you can click that takes you to "level 2" of the site that is for kids in middle school. Furthermore it is pretty easy to find out more about Mars as their is an option that takes you to a more detailed page about Mars and if you still want to learn more after that, it has another website that you can go to to learn more.


Date Read 5/21/12
Source: http://planetfacts.org/mars-profile/
Author: Not known
Last updated: Not Known
Reviewed by: Cameron Lodge

This site is pretty accurate,up to date with information, and i can see no contradictions with other sources I have read. The audience seems to be for middle school and younger as it is very easy to read and navigate through out the site. Also, it is pretty good at letting you find out more with other links on the side of the site, that brings you to different pages, on the information that you want to learn about. Lastly their are other links that take you throughout the site with information about the universe and it appears that their are no sites that take you out of the initial website.

Date Read 5/21/12
Source: http://www.marsnews.com/focus/mars/
Author: Not known
Last updated: 4/19/12
Reviewed by: Cameron Lodge

This site seems accurate and up to date with no contradictions with other sources I have read. The audience for this site appears to be for students in middle school and above, as it has big words that kids might not understand. Also, it seems to be written to students or people who want to know about mars as it has statistics and information people would need for a class or what not. In this site it is easy to find out more; as it has certain words highlighted for you to click on to learn more about the subject that is highlighted. Furthermore their are some links that take you to a new website that tell you more about what they are talking about.

Date Read: 12/10/2012 (Fall 2012)
Source: [[http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57557290/mars-rover-curiosity-gets-mission-extension/]]
Author: Mike Wall for Space.com
Last updated: 12/05/2012
Reviewed by: Hakeem Baptiste

This site is accurate. It is recent with no revisions at the date of the posted link. Its at an 8th grade reading level since it is written professionally like a newspaper article. The language is not over the readers head. It was written by Mike Wall a senior writer for space.com. The article also has a wealth of current pictures of what the rover has sent back to Earth. Also included in the article are the expected cost of the extension of the mission.

Date Read: 12/10/2012 (Fall 2012)
Source: [[http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/03/15645732-curiosity-rover-finds-organic-compounds-but-are-they-from-mars?lite]]
Author: Alan Boyle
Last Updated: 12/03/2012
Reviewed by: Hakeem Baptiste
Date Read 5/21/12
This particular site is a blog but for NBC news a credible news source. It is written with high journalistic standards and the total professionalism. In the article there are verified quotes from official NASA personnel. There is also a video that summaries the article as well.

Date Read: 12/10/2012 (Fall 2012)
Source: [[http://www.space.com/18834-mars-rover-curiosity-drill-break.html]]
Author: Space.com staff
Last Updated: 12/10/2012
Reviewed by: Hakeem Baptiste

This website was the author source point of the first article from the fall 2012 contribution to this wiki. The content reads as if its primarily geared towards astronomy buffs. There is a detailed video that shows the drill issue which is the central topic of this article.

Date Read: 12/10/2012 (Fall 2012)
Source: [[http://www.webpronews.com/mars-rover-curiosity-has-fully-analyzed-martian-soil-2012-12]]
Author: Sean Patterson
Last Updated: 12/03/2012
Reviewed by: Hakeem Baptiste

This website seems credible there are not obvious or apparent falsehoods in the article. Its content is at an 8th grade reading level. Its appears to be geared towards casual readers not directly attachted to the astronomy community. There is a detailed picture of the articles main topic. And pretty goood links to other related Mars and Mars rover articles.

Date Read: 12/10/2012 (Fall 2012)
Source: [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/121204-curiosity-mars-rover-portrait-science-space/]]
Author: Marc Kaufman
Last Updated: 12/05/2012
Reviewed by: Hakeem Baptiste
Source:http://marsrover.nasa.gov/home/index.html
This website source is highly credible and most definitely accurate with the highest journalisitc standards in mind. Its at an 8th grade reading level and has a video and attention grabbing headlines. Its a fun and light hearted article meant for middle school kids most likely.

This is the mountain Olympus Mons, which is the largest mountain in the solar system.
This is the mountain Olympus Mons, which is the largest mountain in the solar system.

Author:Michelle Viotti
Date read: 12/1/2016
Source: http://www.space.com/34606-curiosity-rover-finds-weird-mars-meteorite.html
Author: Hanneke Weitering
Reviewed by: Jennifer VanDolah

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Last updated: 5/03/12
This article is about "eggrock" an Iron-Nickel meteorite found on Mars October 30th 2016, by the Curiosity rover (found on Mount Sharp). The Article is very informative and it also contains two videos.

Date read: 12/1/2016
Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-12-mars-colonisation-red-planet.html
Author: phys.org
Reviewed by: Jennifer VanDolah

Article clearly explained selection process for Mars One colonization. The expedition was planned to leave 2026 due to new financial strategies it will not leave till 2031.

Date read: 12/1/2016
source: http://mars.nasa.gov/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1954
Author: NASA
Reviewed by: Jennifer VanDolah

On December 2nd, 2016 the Curiosity rover was located at lower Mount Sharp to collect the seventh sample of drilling for the year 2016. As Curiosity went to drill, the drill feed mechanism did not fully extend the drill to touch with the rock. NASA is currently trying to solve the issue.

Date read:
Source: http://mars.nasa.gov/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1953
Author: NASA
Reviewed by: Jennifer VanDolah


NASA placed an Electra radio on Europe's Trace Gas Orbiter (reached Mars 10/16), it has received data from both the Curiosity and Opportunity. Once that information is transferred to the Electra radio, it is sent to Earth. The new orbiter will straighten international telecommunications supporting the exploring of Mars.

Date read: 12/1/16
Source: http://mars.nasa.gov/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1951
Author: NASA
Reviewed by: Jennifer VanDolah

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered that in the cracked plains of Mars have water held inside them. Mars has about as as much water as lake Superior. Very coherent and clear article. Article also touches on the use of martian water as a resource.

Date read:12/1/16
Source: http://mars.nasa.gov/news/whatsnew/index.cfm?FuseAction=ShowNews&NewsID=1947
Author: NASA
Reviewed by: Jennifer VanDolah

Signs of Schiaparelli Test Lander Seen From Orbit
Signs of Schiaparelli Test Lander Seen From Orbit


On 10/21/16 the Mars Renaissance orbiter found traces of tracks from another orbiter. It is to be believed these tracks were left by,
Europe's Schiaparelli test lander which arrived 10/19/16. It shows the parachute expanding in the air, Renaissance also noticed the thrusters turned off early. Very reliable source.

Date Read:12/1/16
Source:
Author: NASA
Reviewed by: Jennifer VanDolah

Martian 'Spiders' in Sharper Look, Thanks to Volunteers
Martian 'Spiders' in Sharper Look, Thanks to Volunteers



10,000 volunteers are exploring the terrain of mars from home. They are examining photos from the context camera on the Renaissance orbiter. The Spiders consist of frozen carbon dioxide and erosional. The website they are using to explore Mars is https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/mschwamb/planet-four-terrains. The article further explains how the volunteers are trying to identify certain types of seasonal terrains on mars.


Reviewed by: Cameron Lodge
Date Read 5/21/12
Source: http://www.marsnews.com/focus/mars/
Author: Not known
Last updated: 4/19/12
Reviewed by: Cameron Lodge
This site seems accurate and up to date with no contradictions with other sources I have read. The audience for this site appears to be for students in middle school and above, as it has big words that kids might not understand. Also, it seems to be written to students or people who want to know about mars as it has statistics and information people would need for a class or what not. In this site it is easy to find out more as it has certain words highlighted for you to click on to learn more about the subject that is highlighted. Furthermore their are some links that take you to a new website that tell you more about what they are talking about.