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Exploratour - Mars Exploration

This page is the start of the tour which explains the history of Mars exploration. Use the navigation button at the top of the page to move through the tour. To go to the next page, just press the forward...more

Mars Climate, Now and In the Past

This page is the start of the tour which explores the history of Mars' climate. Use the navigation button at the top of the page to move through the tour. To go to the next page, just press the forward...more

Exploratour - Picturebook

This is a visual tour of photographs taken by the Mars Pathfinder and Mars Global Surveyor missions. Use the navigation button at the top of the page to move through the tour. To go to the next page, just...more

Exploratour - Carbon Cycle of Mars

This page is the start of the tour which explains the carbon cycle of Mars. Use the navigation button at the top of the page to move through the tour. To go to the next page, just press the forward link...more

Discovery of Mars

Mars is a bright, red object in the sky. It is very easy to see, which means that even people that lived long ago knew it was there. So, we don't know who discovered it. We do know it was named after...more

Martian Surface Winds

On Mars the surface winds accelerate to higher speeds than those on Earth. These winds can be whipped to an extreme during the frequent Martian global dust storms. The first weather measurements made from...more

Mars 2003

The Mars 2003 mission includes a lander and a rover. The mission will start sometime in May or June, 2003. The lander will carry the rover, and it will use rockets to help it land on the surface. The...more

The Mars '98 Landing Site

The Mars '98 lander was suppose to land near the south pole of Mars. This picture of the south pole was taken by the Mars Global Surveyor mission. Unfortunately, contact with the Mars '98 lander was lost,...more

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