And what would the equivalent latitude be on Earth?
On Earth, the equivalent latitude runs through the northernmost parts of the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.
So, what will you do with the climate data gathered by Phoenix?
The climate data gathered by Phoenix may help meteorologists create computer models to predict Earth's climate change.
Now, Mr. Smith, what do scientists think Mars looked like millions of years ago?
Scientists think that millions of years ago, Mars may have been much more Earth-like, with a thicker atmosphere and warmer weather than it has today, as well as large bodies of liquid water on its surface.
In September, 2008, NASA's Phoenix Lander used LIDAR to detect snow in the atmosphere of Mars. What exactly is LIDAR?
The LIDAR laser is a bright green laser beam that is used by a world-wide network of observatories to detect light and measure its distance.
And finally, what are researchers hoping for Canadian LIDAR technology?
Researchers are hoping that Canadian LIDAR technology will be used in other planetary missions. As a matter of fact, space agencies are now looking at using this laser technology as part of a guidance and navigation system for future spacecraft.
Alright. Well thank you for joining us tonight on channel 6 news, Mr. Smith!