Scientists in the Field

There’s Something About Mars

Whether in blockbuster movies, novels, or science classrooms, you may have noticed that the planet Mars occupies a special place in human imagination. If you’ve read Scientists in the Field title The Mighty Mars Rovers, by Elizabeth Rusch, you know … Read more

The Latest on Mars

Last week, NASA confirmed evidence of flowing water on the red planet, though it is unclear as to whether its existence can support actual life on Mars. There is still much to be learned and discovered! For more in-depth information … Read more

A Cosmic Lineup

There’s been so much exciting information about Pluto coming in from the New Horizons flyby, but what about the planets a little closer to home? On Friday, August 7th, stars Pollux and Castor of the Gemini constellation will line up with Mars, … Read more

MARS SPACECRAFT MAVEN STUDIES ATMOSPHERE

The mighty Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity took off the table one of the longest-standing questions about Mars: Did it once have water which could have supported life? The rovers collected powerful evidence that the answer is a resounding YES. … Read more

Opportunity reaches TEN YEARS on Mars!

Ten years ago today (January 24, 2004), the rover Opportunity landed on Mars with a three-month mission to find signs of past water on the red planet.  A three-month mission that has lasted TEN years — what an incredible, amazing, … Read more

No Methane! No Life? Not Necessarily . . .

By now you many have heard that the Curiosity rover has detected no traces of methane on Mars. Methane is of great interest to scientists (and us all!) because methane could be sign that there is has recently been microbial … Read more

Enhanced Scientists in the Field eBooks!

If you haven’t checked out our enhanced eBooks, there is no better time than now. As students, teachers, and school librarians head back to the classrooms, these eBooks make perfect additions to group learning.  Right now there are four titles … Read more

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