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Fly Through a Huge Volcanic Cave With These Stunning 3-D Scans
The detailed animations will help NASA scientists figure out how to use natural caves as shelter on future missions to the moon or Mars.
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Thanks For Coming to Our MARS – THE LIVE EXPERIENCE
Thanks for attending our MARS LIVE event with Buzz Aldrin. Find your photos from the Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra event here.
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Top 7 Must-See Sky Events for 2017
Get ready to see an icy comet encounter, close planetary pairings, and more celestial wonders.
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NASA Releases Cool Designs For Mars ‘Igloos’
A simple ingredient for shielding future Mars explorers from space radiation could be good old water ice.
About Mars

Mars is about half the size of Earth and similar in the way that is has seasonal changes and weather but its atmosphere is too thin for liquid water to exist.

Mars has a rocky surface and appears red in colour, which is how it got its name. Mars is named after the Roman God of war because of the blood-like colouration.

Scientists have long speculated about whether Mars could sustain life but with a lack of liquid water it is unlikely. However, some scientists believe that around 3.5 billion years ago, Mars experienced flooding but we do not know where this water came from or where it went.

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