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

Want a closer look? Use binoculars. Want to take a picture? Espenak tells you how. The moon isn't this week's only spacey attraction: It's also prime time for seeing Mars at its biggest and brightest. Mars reached the closest point to Earth in its orbit on ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/moon-day-skywatchers-catch-blood-moon-eclip...

Olympic ring snafu mars Sochi Opening Ceremonies

The opening ceremony for the Sochi Games hit a bump when only four of the five Olympic Rings materialized in a wintry opening scene. Five large, glowing snowflakes emerged from a whimsical opening meant to depict the four seasons. They floated to the top ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54973402/ns/local_news-raleigh_nc/t/olympic-ring-snafu...

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...

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-...

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Mars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 19, 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.

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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. 20, 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. 17, 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