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NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Nov. 26, 2011 and captivated the world with its dramatic Red Planet arrival Aug. 6 2012. Learn More ►

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How big is Mars relative to our home planet?

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½ Diameter of Earth. Though Mars is 1/2 the diameter of Earth, it is estimated to have about the same land area. Today a cold, desert world, Mars may have experienced flood events over 3.5 billion years ago. Current missions are investigating climatic shifts on the Red Planet

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