Science CPT Part 2

Updated: 6/19/2020
Science CPT Part 2

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  • 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!
  • It was my pleasure!