What is so infinitely cool about Mars?

Interest in exploring the Red Planet is at an all-time high -- from millionaire private space-goers to world-wide space programs and scientists
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With news this week that millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito wants to fund a two-person trip to Mars, the Red Planet continues to draw a spectacular amount of interest from the public and just about anyone else who has set their sights on the Red Planet. In the past three months hot Mars news has included the promise of a new Mars missions from India and NASA; predictions of a comet that may smash the planet in 2014 and plenty of new discoveries. Take a look.

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