1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 19, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Valley on Mars (5:19) -- Photographs of Mars (2:07) -- Volcanoes: Earth's Heartbeat (2:57) -- Mars: Olympus Mons (3:58) -- Venus and Earth (2:06) -- Ancient Floods of Lava (3:44) -- Importance of Rain on Earth (3:00) -- Jupiter's Influence (4:34) -- Hostile Space Debris (3:59) -- Impact Craters on Earth (6:40) -- Earth's Moon/Jupiter's Moons (3:50) -- Volcanic Activity (6:51) -- Io's Heat Source (6:59) -- Importance of Space Exploration (1:45) -- Credits: 'Dead or Alive' (0:36)
Like Earth, most of the worlds that orbit the Sun are made of rock, but, geologically speaking, any kinship among the interplanetary legion largely ends there. Some of our neighbors are alive, as it were, while others are frozen artifacts of a long-vanished era. This program visits subjects in the solar kingdom that still show a pulse and examines the factors that have kept them active. Creating a frame of reference with a discussion of planetary size and a visit to Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano, the film takes viewers to a much larger mountain, the extinct Olympus Mons on Mars, then travels to a remote fragment of rock that should, by all rights, be cold and dead. Io, a moon of Jupiter, is home to extraordinary lava lakes and volcanic plumes.
7 & up.
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