• Titan: Stranger to the Familiar
    When Titan was viewed beneath its hazy atmosphere, a new world appeared with a mixture of the strange and familiar. Some compared the landscape of pebbles to what has appeared on Mars. Others saw the clouds or speckled dark regions as indicative of methane rain
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  • Modern Martian Marvels: Volcanoes?
    The European Mars Express orbiter continues to take overhead and perspective shots of landmarks on the red planet. The remarkable clarity at first glance appears to be a simulation. Scientists have pursued their mapping tour around Olympus Mons, the solar system's largest volcano, as one
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  • Jack Frost Hits Mars
    As the evidence for past martian water becomes stronger, what can be said about the hydrology today on the red planet? Looking for images showing weather on Mars requires some patience, but one may have to look no further than the rovers themselves to see
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  • Mars Life: Trouble Without the Rubble?
    The Mars Opportunity site has continued to intrigue mission scientists and astrobiologists who study the prospects for life elsewhere in the universe. Finding evidence of water is a ways from finding evidence of life, but the absence of rocky rubble has contributed uniquely to what
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