published in space


Mars is the planet which has most stimulated our imagination regarding intelligent extraterrestrial life. Today we know that the planet is a desert and cannot support any form of life more complex than bacteria. However its charm remains unchanged; no other planet has been granted such a great number of space missions in order to study its characteristics. Currently there are 3 probes orbiting around it, 2 robots on its surface which continuously collect data and it has been planned that humans will set foot on the Red Planet by 2030. Credits: NASA, J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI)

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