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If you have a good, low view to the east, catch what looks like a distant campfire soon after the sky grows dark and the stars come out to shine.This is

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If you have a good, low view to the east, catch what looks like a distant campfire soon after the sky grows dark and the stars come out to shine.
This is Mars.
The beloved Red Planet, long cloaked in awe and mystery, only in the past few decades has started to reveal some secrets, even as more questions arise. Its lure somehow draws us as in millennia past, now in this space-age close to our literal grasp.
Pondered as a possible abode of life, the notion has never been ruled out. Whether that…

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