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  • Water On The Surface Of Mars
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    Mars, it's where aliens come from, a Hollywood Sci-Fi mainstay, the mysterious red planet. But, what is Mars really? Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun, orbiting 227,940,000 km away. It's diameter of 6,794 km and mass of 6.4219 e 23 kg, makes it the seventh largest planet in our solar system. Mars, which is the Greek name for the god of War, probably got this name due to it's red color, and is often referred to as the red planet. What makes Mars look red? Mars' atmosphere is mostly carbon di...
  • Mars And The Other Planets
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    I. INTRODUCTION Mars, fourth planet from the sun and sixth largest planet, revolves in an orbit lying between those of Earth, the third, and Jupiter, the fifth planet. It named for the Roman god of war. Mars has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos. Their diameters are so small that measurements of their angular diameters is entirely beyond the reach of present- day giants telescopes. The closer satellite, Phodos, approximately 10 miles in diameter, is unique in he entire solar system in that rota...
  • Planet Mars
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    The planet Mars has always been interesting to me, because it is such a big mystery to everyone. It is important the astronomer today learn more about Mars for one day that could be our home planet. Space exploration has always been huge, what problem there might be, how long it would take, and what would make it safe. Therefore to prepare for all of those things, you must first research your destination. The net Mars is an interesting and mysterious planet. It is often referred to as the Red Pl...
  • Mars And The Other Planets
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    email: title: Mars Mars (planet), planet in the solar system, named for the Roman god of war. It is the fourth planet from the sun and the third in order of increasing mass. Mars has two small, heavily cratered moons, Phobos and Deimos, which some astronomers consider asteroid like objects captured by the planet very early in its history. Phobos is about 21 km (about 13 mi) across; Deimos, only about 12 km (about 7.5 mi). Appearance from Earth When viewed without a telescope, Mars is a reddish o...
  • Mars Ice
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    Geology of Mars Mars is the planet that is the closest geologically to our own. Still we know little about the planet. All the information that we have is from what we see. We can speculate about the geology of the planet but we will never know for sure what the planet is really made of until we physically go there. The information is all from NASA sites or NASA related sites. Mars red color leads us to believe that the planet has large amounts of iron. This red color is the only color that is o...
  • Mars Polar Lander
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    A momentous occasion has been bestowed upon us. The Mars Polar Lander will try to reach its destination of Mars southern polar ice cap. The Lander was presumed to touch down on Friday December 3, 1999. It was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 17 on January 3, 1999 and hopefully it has finally reached the surfaces of Mars. This mission is worth $327.6 million total for both orbiter and Lander (not including Deep Space 2). Those figures come from $193.1 million fo...
  • Money On Nasa Space Missions To Mars
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    "The United States is justified in spending billions of dollars on NASA space missions to Mars". Throughout the course of history, man has dreamed of stepping foot on another planet. The advances in technology in the 20th century have allowed man to do what at one time was considered unthinkable for millenniums before. With the advent of the modern space program in the early 1950's, NASA has performed many inconceivable feats. They have sent and returned men to space. They " ve set up space stat...
  • Rock By The Rover's Instrument Arm
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    Robot Cars on Mars: Instruments and Future Advancements For many years scientists that studied the planet mars have tried to make a remote controlled vehicle that could withstand the arrival, landing, and that could gather useful information that could bring us to understand the ways of Mars. Whatever info that was gathered has come from Arial photos and thermal readings. The world has made numerous prototypes of different kinds of vehicles that could travel to the moon, but none of them has com...
  • Planet Mars
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    'PLANET MARS, POPULATION 13,000', says the sign at the entrance of Mars, a 'blink-and-you " ll-miss-it' dot on the map of the solar system. It's a perfect story book planet: only six sets of traffic lights for our hover cars, a main street where you can say hello to any of the friendly, talkative beings nearby, lots of blazing rocks and a beautiful big canyon with an over-looking red sky. One thing a person from the planet would notice instantly, aside from the abundance of red rock and my plane...
  • Life Possible On Mars
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    Star Mars Since the boom in space technology about 30 years ago, man has found the method for expanding his existence beyond the many once thought 'unbreakable barriers. ' Together with this development in space technology came a large quantity of information and discoveries of the compounds of the universe, and scientific questions seemed to jump out in equal number. The question that captures the eye of the media today causing a bitter controversy is probably the most easy to understand, consi...
  • Present Mars Life
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    Mars: Is There Life Out There? Since 1976, when the Viking Landers took off toward the red planet, people have been wondering if there is life on Mars. There have been questions of pictures taken from Mars and skepticism about why some of the recent landings have failed. Scientists, up till now, have been doubtful about life on Mars. Everything changed on August 7, 1996, when NASA and President Clinton told the world that a very primitive life form had been found in a meteorite, from 1984. Presi...
  • Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project
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    One of the most common unanswered questions scientists find themselves asking is 'Is there life on other planets?' Since the first famously documented UFO sighting in 1947, the idea of extra-terrestrial life has been debated almost non-stop. The subject has inspired many TV programs, such as The X-Files, and films (Mars Attacks, Independence Day, and the Men in Black films to name but a few). Scientists have come up with many new ideas and ways of trying to either prove or disprove the existence...
  • Southern Hemisphere Of The Planet
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    Mandal, the most prominent planet of our Navgrahas, represents anger, aggression, ambition, courage, and roguery. For the Greeks it has been the God of War. Naturally the two most ancient civilizations of our planet have always paid due respect to the red planet, Mars. Its closest encounter with Earth in the past 60,000 to 100,000 years-occurring on 27th of this month-has stirred many a calm waters in our world. From the scientific community to the amateur sky gazers, every one suddenly seems to...
  • Cold Planet With A Range Of Temperatures
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    Scientists throughout history have studied the effects of space weather. Over time, technology has advanced greatly, allowing scientists to gain a better knowledge of the workings of the solar system and thus a better knowledge of Earth. Telescopes and spacecraft have led scientists into the mysterious unknown - space. Due to advances made by NASA and other space researchers, the pieces of the solar system puzzle are finally coming together. There are still several mysteries yet to be uncovered ...
  • Live On Mars Scientist
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    The rate of sodium thiosulphate and hydrochloric acid A reaction is: When two chemicals or more mix together to create a new product. A rate of reaction is: the speed in which the chemicals bond together such as rusting is a slow rate of reaction. Introduction This experiment is going to find the rate of sodium thiosulphate and hydrochloric acid. Using different variables. The variables we used were Concentration of the acids Equipment The pieces of equipment we will be using are two beakers, to...

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