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Mars the Red Planet and the Next Frontier

Mars is probably the planet that most strikes a chord in the imagination of people than any other. It is the fourth planet from our Sun, and undoubtedly the most similar to Earth of the known planets. Authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs and Ray Bradbury have fantasized what life might be like on Mars—Mars with its poles and its canals—Mars studied by NASA’s Rover vehicles. Will there be an astronaut visit in the near future? What does it take technologically to get there? What can we hope to learn? Let your inquisitive Bright Hub contributors keep you informed of developments as they occur.

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