Mars has fascinated humanity ever since we became aware of its existence. The red planet, which takes its hue from the iron oxides in its soil, has been the subject of study, speculation, and art. Its tantalizing mysteries draw us to it time and again.
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Mars Kicks Up the Dust as It Makes Closest Approach to Earth
Publication: October 11, 2006