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SCIENCE
The Complete Cosmos: Mars and Outer Planets
 
Red Planet
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Red Planet

Aims

  • To introduce the planet Mars: its axial tilt and orbit around the Sun; its climate and seasons.
  • To examine the similarities and differences between Mars and Earth.
  • To demonstrate how space missions to Mars have improved our understanding of its terrain, geological features and atmosphere.
  • To examine evidence that Mars once possessed oceans and resembled Earth; and the processes which could have transformed it into a freezing desert.