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Mars Odyssey

2001 Mars Odyssey is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. The mission is mapping the distribution of many chemical elements and minerals on the martian surface. Its maps led to the discovery of vast amounts of water ice just below the surface in the planet’s polar regions.

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Mars

Mars February 10, 2016

Ongoing Explorations March 3, 2014

Radio Programs

15 Years at Mars Still going strong after 15 years October 24, 2016

Mars at Opposition II Catching the sunrise on Mars April 7, 2014

Featured Images

Artist's concept of early morning fog, clouds, and frost on Mars

Morning Fog April 8, 2014

Image of water distribution in northern hemisphere of Mars

Watery Mars April 14, 2011