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Mars

Explore the planet Mars and learn more about some of its incredible geography, as well as a selection of the missions that have visited so far.


Why Mars - what's that all about?

I have always been fascinated by the red planet.

Not only does it remain one of the most promising places to search for evidence of an independent origin of life, with all the huge implications for our place in the Universe that such a discovery would entail, but the prospect of sending human visitors (and perhaps even settlers!) seems to be a lead candidate for humanity's next great milestone technological achievement that could plausibly be accomplished in my lifetime.

To me, Mars represents one of our best possible futures - one which is hopeful and aspirational, but will take focus and unprecedented hard work to reach.

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