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To MARS with MER - MARS the Planet
The Red Planet
Ancient peoples recognized Mars, the red planet, for its distinctive color and motion in the sky.
Every year, all of us still speak of Mars... know why?
"Mars" is the root of our name for the month of March!
But in the past few years our understanding of Mars has been transformed by a series of spectacularly successful missions...