MSIP: Multinational Research in the Southern Hemisphere
(Released 22 April
Context image credit: NASA/JPL/MOLA
Our group is from Saratoga Springs, NY and is called the Saratoga
Springs NASA Club.
It contains approximately 30 students
between 9th and 12th grade who have been participating since
September of 2001. We also worked with a small group of students
from Chekhov, Russia in order to do a joint Mars Student Imaging
Project (MSIP) project.
Chekhov is the sister city of Saratoga
Springs. Their group contains kids of the same age group as our NASA
Club. Our group, along with a few students from the Chekhov branch,
visited Arizona State University in November of 2003.
The image we targeted is in the Southern Hemisphere and is at -67
We chose this area because of the presence of craters in the
vicinity, which we hope will help with our thesis about the presence
of craters that contain lobates as use for evidence that there might
once have been water in this area.
This image is causing us considerable difficulty due to the presence
of a structure that resembles a lake located in the center of the
NOTE: The above caption
was written by the MSIP team that targeted this image. There has
been no editing of content by ASU. NASA and Arizona State
University's Mars Education Program is offering students nationwide
the opportunity to be involved in authentic Mars research by
participating in the Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP).
Teams of students in grades 5 through
college sophomore level have the opportunity to work with
scientists, mission planners and educators on the THEMIS team at
ASU's Mars Space Flight Facility, to image a site on Mars using the
THEMIS visible wavelength camera.
For more information go to the MSIP