Good Vibrations Remote Sensing data Collection: Thermal Emission Spectrometer

The Mars Global Surveyor spent two years creating a mineral map of the planet Mars using thermal emission spectrometry. To help young astronomers understand this remote sensing instrument, have them simulate how data is collected and transformed into a map. This is an activity that involves going outdoors and participation of the whole class. It is a practical way to explain this fascinating technology. 

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