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MARS


There's the The Mars Society .org...

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Planet Mars seen with the Hubble Space Telescopeand... Mars Direct (was http://www.nw.net/mars ) as described in the book The Case for Mars . Also see Mars Direct page at PESCU.net

There are some good pictures taken from the surface of Mars, which are available from NASA

There was a robot driving around on Mars which should have been front page news. Look for PATHFINDER for more.

Update: CURIOSITY should be front page news. It's a rover the size of a car, driving around on Mars, making new discoveries. More about this at www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiosity_rover. This is also notable in being a long-term ongoing saga. So, a page is created: Curiosity-Mars

Also see Nasa Robots

Mars GLOBAL SURVEYOR pictures are now available from Nasa. (but where?)

Update 2007 ESA: ExoMars - was http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Aurora/SEM1NVZKQAD_0.html - why has this disappeared?!

What time is it on Mars?

Also see the Mars page at Xyroth Enterprises

The Planet Mars: - A History of Observation and Discovery (was http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/online.bks/mars/contents.htm )

Malin Space Science Systems - including new high-res pictures of the "face on mars"

Ultimax's Exploratory Atlas of Mars (was https://ssl.catalog.com/~ultimax.com/resource/mars.html )

The Mars Autonomy Project

Mars: The Real Mars, book: www.constablerobinson.com/edition.aspx?id=15258 - or at least it WAS there!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars

James Cameron: The Planetary Society Aim for Mars! Humans on Mars is not a science fiction fantasy. This is something we can do . . . together. Let's aim for Mars! Get involved in our campaign! Join me, and thousands of others Aiming for Mars! http://aimformars.org/cameron.html - gone

What's the gravity like on Mars? It's less than on Earth, but more than on Luna (the Moon). Mars gravity is estimated at 0.376 that of Earth, so, plenty of opportunity to do some leaping-about! Also see gravity on different planets

Landing on Mars has problems with the Velocity-Altitude gap below mach5, as per www.universetoday.com/2007/07/17/the-mars-landing-approach-getting-large-payloads-to-the-surface-of-the-red-planet/ but this may be solvable some time.

Add more stuff to this! Please e-mail me with constructive suggestions, links to interesting sites, and contributions.

Clearly we're a bit short of stuff here, but it is expanding. A visit there might help.sleepless, indefatigable


Public Domain picture of Mars acquired free via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mars_Hubble.jpg

Planet Mars seen with the Hubble Space Telescope