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The Red Planet was once a wet planet

WASHINGTON -- Mars is now dry, dusty and cold, but a new study confirms that the Red Planet once was covered by vast oceans and had more water per square mile than Earth. In fact, it once had enough water to cover the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/30/tec_330655.shtml
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Students' greenhouse could end up on Red Planet

...translucent greenhouses: thickets of sweet potato vines, wheat or rice, food necessary if humans ever decide to explore the Red Planet. A reinforced greenhouse might stand nearby, sheltering strawberries, lettuce and spinach, things nutritious as well...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/10/tec_332708.shtml
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Odyssey arrives in orbit around Red Planet

...NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft circled the Red Planet on Wednesday on its first full day in orbit, two years...six-month, 286 million-mile course to rendezvous with the Red Planet, had been targeted for an orbit of 20 hours or less...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/25/tec_329037.shtml
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Surveyor in countdown to Mars orbit

...The Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft closed in on the red planet today as controllers on Earth prepared for rocket firings...orbit. "We continue on a perfect course toward the red planet. Everything is absolutely perfect," said Glenn Cunningham...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/12/tec_214592.shtml
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Mars may have surface water

...suggesting there is surface water on the Red Planet, which could boost the possibility...effort of NASA's exploration of the Red Planet. If there is water there, experts...Experts said it is likely that the Red Planet is now unable to sustain surface...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/22/tec_292449.shtml
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Fate of Mars Lander in doubt

...arrived safely on the surface of the Red Planet. They will now try to tune into...spacecraft to explore the surface of the Red Planet. In 1993, the $1 billion Mars...before going into orbit around the Red Planet. It is believed to have exploded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/04/tec_276650.shtml
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NASA redrawing Mars exploration plans

...mission flops, NASA is rethinking its approach to the Red Planet in an unprecedented review that includes everything from...part of a grand plan to launch two spacecraft to the Red Planet every 26 months. By the time the program was over in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/08/tec_287901.shtml
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Martian life more doubtful

...Mars, new surface maps reveal that the history of the red planet may have been cool and dry, according to Denver-based...still only one way to know for sure if life exists on the red planet, Jakosky said. "We have to go there," he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/30/tec_303283.shtml
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Studies support possibility of ancient Martian microbes

...new studies of a rock that was blasted away from the red planet and eventually landed on Earth. Researchers at the University...fossilized remains of microbes or bacteria that lived on the red planet more than 15 million years ago. Based on a microscopic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/14/tec_205322.shtml
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Scientists say they have discovered more evidence of water on Mars

...direct evidence yet of water in the form of ice on the Red Planet's surface, the European Space Agency said Friday...aboard the Mars Express spacecraft that is circling the Red Planet's south pole. "You look at the picture, look at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/24/liv_402130.shtml
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