This playlist is comprised of segments from NFB Space School and is designed to demonstrate how astronauts train in complex geology on Earth in order to be able to identify scientific discoveries on Mars.
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Films in This Playlist Include
What is Astrogeology?
Asteroids, Meteors & Comets
What is an Impact
Effects of an Impact
Rocks That Talk
Types of Rocks
Rocks in the Field
Rocks in the Lab
Remote Sensing & Ground Truthing
Blueprint of a Planet
Layers of the Earth
Comparing Earth to Other Planets
The Future of Exploration
Evidence of Water
Search for Life
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Astro-Geology (Lesson 1).
Describes the discipline of Astro-geology, why astronauts study geology, and how Devon Island prepares astronauts for space exploration.
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Lesson 2.
Definitions and comparisons between asteroids, meteors and comets.
Describes an impact event through its various stages using Devon Island as a point of reference.
The effects of impacts on the Earth over time.
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Lesson 3.
Classification of rocks and minerals.
Methods and procedures used to study rocks in the field.
Methods and procedures used to study rocks in the laboratory.
Remote Sensing and Ground Truthing. Procedures and technologies used to study celestial bodies.
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Lesson 4.
Layers of the Earth. Describes the structure (layers) of the Earth and how impact craters allow us to study this.
Plate Tectonics. Describes plate tectonics and how the geology of the Earth is in constant motion.
Comparing Earth to Other Planets. Comparing the surface conditions of Earth to the moon, Mars and Venus.
Host Jeremie Saunders introduces us to Lesson 5.
Explores the possible existence of water on Mars and the Moon.
How hydrothermal activity in impact craters can lead to the genesis of life.
Proposed methods and procedures for extracting resources from asteroids and other planets in the future.
Describes Canadian contribution in the past and present, impact craters in Canada and how they provide training opportunities for astronauts.