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Introduction1

An Introduction to Mars (Mars Center for Planetary Science)

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Dictionary

Mars : (1) the Roman god of war (2) the planet fourth in order from the sun and conspicuous for its red color — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars, it is often described as the “Red Planet” as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth. The rotational period and seasonal cycles of Mars are likewise similar to those of Earth, as is the tilt that produces the seasons. Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain within the Solar System, and of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon. — Wikipedia

Mars (Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy, Wolfram Research)
Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Mars Exploration Program (NASA)
Solar System Exploration (NASA)
Mars Society Education Forum (The Mars Society)
Explore Mars (Arizona State Mars Space Flight Facility)
Mars Portal (Wikipedia)

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Innovation

Science

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Preservation

History

Museum

The Tissint Martian meteorite as evidence for the largest impact excavation (Ioannis P. Baziotis, Et al., Nature)
Tissint meteorite (Wikipedia)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

All About Mars (Space Place, NASA)
Mars (Cosmos4Kids)

Course

Crash Course Astronomy (YouTube)

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Organization

The Mars Society

News

NASA News About Mars, Science Daily, Phys.org, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Mars Exploration (NASA)

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Arts

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

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More News …

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  • Physicists explain how type of aurora on Mars is...
    on May 18, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Researchers have learned how a type of aurora on Mars is formed. The physicists report discrete aurora form through the interaction of the solar wind and the crust at Mars' southern hemisphere.

  • Mars' emitted energy and seasonal energy imbalance
    on May 17, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Seasonal imbalance between the solar energy absorbed and released by the planet Mars could be a cause of the Red Planet's dust storms, according to new research. Understanding how the system works on Mars could help scientists predict how climate change could affect Earth.

  • New study indicates limited water circulation...
    on May 13, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    A research team has investigated a meteorite from Mars using neutron and X-ray tomography. The technology, which will probably be used when NASA examines samples from the Red Planet in 2030, showed that the meteorite had limited exposure to water, thus making life at that specific time and place unlikely.

  • Solar beats nuclear at many potential settlement...
    on April 27, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    While most missions to the moon and other planets rely upon solar power, scientists have assumed that any extended surface mission involving humans would require a more reliable source of energy: nuclear power. Improvements in photovoltaics are upending this calculus. A new study concludes that a solar power system would weigh less than a nuclear system, and would be sufficient to power a colony at sites over nearly half the surface.

  • Two largest Mars-quakes to date recorded from...
    on April 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    The seismometer placed on Mars by NASA's InSight lander has recorded its two largest seismic events to date: a magnitude 4.2 and a magnitude 4.1 Mars-quake. The pair are the first recorded events to occur on the planet's far side from the lander and are five times stronger than the previous largest event recorded.


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  • End of the line nears for NASA InSight Mars lander
    on May 22, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    After some four years probing Mars' interior, NASA's InSight lander will likely retire this summer as accumulated dust on its solar panels saps its power.

  • Webb telescope nearly set to explore the solar...
    on May 20, 2022 at 5:51 am

    As NASA's James Webb Space Telescope moves through the final phases of commissioning its science instruments, we have also begun working on technical operations of the observatory. While the telescope moves through space, it will constantly find distant stars and galaxies and point at them with extreme precision to acquire images and spectra. However, we also plan to observe planets and their satellites, asteroids, and comets in our solar system, which move across the background stars of our […]

  • Ceres probably formed farther out in the solar...
    on May 19, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    When Sicilian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi spotted Ceres in 1801, he thought it was a planet. Astronomers didn't know about asteroids at that time. Now we know there's an enormous quantity of them, primarily residing in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

  • Physicists explain how type of aurora on Mars is...
    on May 18, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Physicists led by the University of Iowa have learned how a type of aurora on Mars is formed.

  • 3D models reveal how seismic waves move through...
    on May 18, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    On a sunny morning in September 1985, a massive earthquake killed more than 9,000 people in Mexico City, even though the epicenter of the earthquake was some 200 miles away.

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