Rock Around the World
Mars scientists are asking students from around the world to help them understand the Red Planet. Send in a rock collected by you or your classroom from your region of the world, and the Mars Spaceflight Facility at Arizona State University will use a special tool like the one on the rovers (Mini-TES) to tell you what it's made of. Then everyone can compare their rocks to the ones found on Mars.
The scientists will post a picture of your rock on the web, and give you a report on what kind of rock it is. They'll also send you an official certificate and Mars sticker for your contribution. Click here to see some of the rocks that have already been analyzed!
Your rock will be kept in a special collection where scientists from around the world can come to study them. Take a look at the latest results from Mars and see how to interpret some of the data.
Here's how you can participate:
Minimum to send:
NOTE: Only First Names, Age, and Cities will be listed on the web
Place to Send Your Rock:
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11 July 2004
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