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Exploring Mars

Stunning imagery and narration by National Geographic Senior Editor Bill Douthitt reveal the Red Planet’s complexity in the video slide show below. Many of the images featured can also be seen in Space: The Once and Future Frontier, a special issue of National Geographic.

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