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Moon-Day! Skywatchers Catch a 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday —and there's still more to come. Total lunar eclipses occur when Earth is positioned precisely between the sun and the full moon. Because of the ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/moon-day-skywatchers-catch-blood-moon-eclip...

Moon-Day! Set Your Clock for a 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars

Monday night's marvels are worth staying up late for: Not only will Mars be bigger and brighter than it's been for more than six years, but you'll also be able to see the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years. Total lunar eclipses occur when ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/moon-day-set-your-clock-blood-moon-eclipse-...

Mars Flyby Schedule Reset for 2021, But Will It Ever Fly?

A privately funded effort aimed at sending two astronauts flying past Mars has officially shifted its target launch date from 2018 to 2021, but the Inspiration Mars mission would still depend on a heavy-lift NASA rocket that has yet to be built ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/mars-flyby-schedule-reset-2021-will-it-ever...

Red Planet Rising: Mars Shines Brighter Than It Has in Years

If you want to see Mars at its best, now's your time: This month, the Red Planet looks bigger and brighter than it has for the past six years. That may sound like the Great Mars Hoax — the occasional (and totally false) claim that Mars will loom as big ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/red-planet-rising-mars-shines-brighter-it-h...

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Mars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 14, 2014

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars

Mars l Mars facts, pictures and information.

Updated April. 13, 2014

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest.Mars (Greek: Ares) is the god of War. The planet probably got this name due to its red color; Mars is ...http://nineplanets.org/mars.html

Mars planet facts news & images | NASA Mars rover ...

Updated April. 14, 2014

Mars planet facts images videos & news of NASA Mars rover spacecraft mission discovery & human exploration. Science fun for kids school family & space fans.http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/

Mars: Facts and Information About the Red Planet | Space.com

Updated April. 14, 2014

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Befitting the red planet's bloody color, the Romans named it after their god of war. The Romans copied the ancient Greeks, who ...http://www.space.com/47-mars-the-red-planet-fourth-planet-from-the-sun.html