March 1997 Volume 6 Number 1

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TES Status

Mars Global Surveyor TES spectrum of planet Earth! This is what might be seen if residents of another star system were to discover the Earth during an infrared search for habitable planets in our Solar System. Spectral features of the gases Carbon Dioxide (CO2), water vapor (H2O), and Ozone (O3), in our atmosphere were seen by TES on November 24, 1996.

The TES was operated for four days in November, and all of the data showed that the TES instrument is working very well. If you would like to see the data from these tests, you can visit our WWW site (/TESCruise/TESFirst.html).

TES News is published quarterly by the Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program. This newsletter may be copied for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.

EDITED BY Kenneth S. Edgett, Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.