Cosmos: Blues for a Red Planet

Perhaps nothing has inspired more fascination with the planet Mars and the possibility it might inhabit life forms than H.G. Wells' 1898 classic novel The War of the Worlds, probably because his Martians came to Earth and kicked some serious ass for a few days:)

The history of the fascination with our planetary neighbor spans the spectrum of hopeful thinking, scientific curiosity, childhood dreams and the indomitable human spirit that strives for knowledge and understanding, and Carl Sagan is here to tell us all about it with his usual charisma.



Of course, new developments have taken place in recent years, thanks particularly to the latest Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, which you can see in this great animation.
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