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Monday, April 9, 2018

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Mars is our planetary next door neighbor, a mere 35 million miles away when it passes the Earth. That's spittin' distance in celestial terms. Close enough for us to land a probe there. So what do you know about the Red Planet?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "We are all children of this universe. Not just Earth, or Mars, or this system, but the whole grand fireworks. And if we are interested in Mars at all, it is only because we wonder over our past and worry terribly about our possible future."

HINT: (1920-2012), was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Mars is a cold desert world, and is the fourth planet from the sun. It is half the diameter of Earth and has the same amount of dry land.

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Like Earth, Mars has seasons, polar ice caps, volcanoes, canyons and weather, but its atmosphere is too thin for liquid water to exist for long on the surface.

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There are signs of ancient floods on the Red Planet, but evidence for water now exists mainly in icy soil and thin clouds.

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Mars has two moons. Phobos (fear) and Deimos (panic) are the Red Planet's two small moons. They are named after the horses that pulled the chariot of the Greek war god Ares, the counterpart to the Roman war god Mars.

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The diameter of Mars is 4220 miles (6792 km). That means that the Red Planet is twice as big as the moon, but the Earth is twice as big as Mars.

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Since Mars has less gravity than Earth, you would weigh 62% less than you do here on our home planet.




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Sometimes I am loved,
Usually by the young.
Other times I am dreaded,
Mostly by the old ones.
I am hard to remember,
Also hard to forget.
And yet if you do,
You'll make someone upset.
I occur every day
Everyone has to face me.
Even if you don't want it
To happen; embrace me.
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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "We are all children of this universe. Not just Earth, or Mars, or this system, but the whole grand fireworks. And if we are interested in Mars at all, it is only because we wonder over our past and worry terribly about our possible future."

ANSWER: Ray Bradbury.

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