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What's Mars Solar Conjunction, and Why Does It Matter?

NASA spacecraft at Mars are going to be on their own for a few weeks when the Sun comes between Mars and Earth, interrupting communications. MORE

Why This Martian Full Moon Looks Like Candy

For the first time, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has caught the Martian moon Phobos during a full moon phase. Each color in this new image represents a temperature range detected by Odyssey's infrared camera. MORE

Mars Terraforming Not Possible Using Present-Day Technology

Science fiction writers have long featured terraforming, the process of creating an Earth-like or habitable environment on another planet, in their stories. Scientists themselves have proposed terraforming to enable the long-term colonization of Mars. MORE
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Artist's concept of the Mars Odyssey Orbiter

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Mars As Art

Mars as Art

The Mars as Art exhibition showcases selected images returned by Mars spacecraft.

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