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Guest Post: Tyler Nordgren: Mars Above, Mars Below

by Tyler Nordgren With Mars at opposition once again, astronomers around the world will soon be looking up for our best telescopic views of the Red Planet. But next weekend, I and a group of scientists will be turning our gaze downward for views of that alien planet. From March 9 to 11, Death Valley National Park will be hosting the first ever Mars and Mojave Festival, an event designed to showcase research into terrestrial analogs for the.
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Watch Live Now: Mars Makes Close Approach To Earth

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (3 years ago)

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Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

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