The Mars Underground - Pioneers for the Next World
Leading aerospace engineer and Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin has a dream. He wants to get humans to the planet Mars in the next ten years.
Now, with the advent of a revolutionary plan, Mars Direct, Dr. Zubrin shows how we can use present day technology and natural resources on Mars to make human settlement possible. But can he win over the skeptics at NASA and the wider world? (www.youtube.com)
Discovery Channel documentary about the human mission to red planet. (www.youtube.com)
The events that led to the formation of our solar system have for centuries been shrouded in mystery. Advances in astronomical technology have allowed scientists to uncover the truth behind the birth of our mighty solar system. (www.youtube.com)
Mankind has been fascinated with our red planetary neighbor since the dawn of time. Years after the scare caused by Orson Welles' War of the Worlds broadcast, we've dismissed the idea that Mars is inhabited by "little green men". Some imaginative Mars enthusiasts, however, point to the infamous "face" photograph as proof that an advanced race once prospered. Scientists do hold out hope that study of Martian meteorites and probes sent to the planet may uncover evidence of simpler life forms. (www.youtube.com)
In 1964 the Mariner Four spacecraft flew by Mars and got a good look. What it saw looked more like the Moon than the Earth. Then, in the mid-1970's, two lander-orbiter robot teams, named Viking, went in for an even closer look. The landers tested the soil for the chemical residues of life. All the evidence from Viking told us: Mars is dead. And extremely harsh.
n 1080p. Did Mars long ago develop far enough for life to arise? If so, does anything still live within Mars' dusty plains, beneath its ice caps, or somewhere underground?
Scientists studying the problem are looking everywhere from Mars, which suffered a magnetic crisis four billion years ago and has been devoid of a magnetic field, an appreciable atmosphere, and possibly life ever since, to a laboratory at the University of Maryland, where a team headed by physicist Dan Lathrop has re-created the molten iron dynamo at Earth’s.