MSIP: Multinational Research in the Southern Hemisphere

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

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 degrees N. 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 crater.
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 website:

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V08512006 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-11-14 22:42
Thu, 2004-04-22
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (61 km)
0.016832 km/pixel
0.016955 km/pixel


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