FIDO is tested mostly in deserts or in desert-like conditions (like the JPL Mars Yard) because the terrain resembles that which scientists expect to encounter on Mars. Through the links below, you can find information about the similarities and differences between
Earth and Mars, as well as other space-related information.
1. seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/mars.html [defunct]
A wide variety of information about the Red Planet. Created by Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).
A complete set of Martian statistics, plus images and descriptions.
The Daily Martian Weather Report from the Mars Global Surveyor Radio Science Team.
Extensive information on the Mars Pathfinder Mission.
5. www.seds.org/billa/tnp [defunct]
The Nine Planets. A multimedia tour of the solar system full of information about Earth and Mars.
View any area of Mars at a variey of zoom factors, image sizes, and map projections.
Information and activities about space for elementary school students.
NASA's Learning Technologies Project (LTP)
NASA Spacelink: aeronautic and space resources for educators.