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Mars in a Minute: How Do You Choose a Landing Site?

So, you want to study Mars with a lander or rover – but where exactly do you send it? Learn how scientists and engineers tackle this question in this 60-second video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mars in a Minute: How Did Mars Get Such Enormous Mountains?

Why are the tallest peaks in the solar system found on one of its smallest worlds? Like any planet, how Mars looks outside is tied to what goes on inside. Dig into planetary formation in this 60-second video.

Mars in a Minute: Are There Quakes on Mars?

Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, “marsquakes?” And what could they teach us about the Red Planet? Find out more in this 60-second video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mars in a Minute: What’s Inside Mars?

We know what “The Red Planet” looks like from the outside — but what’s going on under the surface of Mars? Find out more in the 60-second video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mars in a Minute: How Long Is a Year on Mars?

Mars takes a longer trip around the Sun than Earth does. Find out what that means for spacecraft in this 60-second video.

Mars in a Minute: What Happens When the Sun Blocks our Signal?

How can you communicate with Mars spacecraft when the Sun is in the way? Learn more about ‘solar conjunction’ in this 60-second video.

Mars in a Minute: Why is Curiosity Looking for Organics?

Has Mars ever had the right ingredients for life? What are organic molecules, and what can they tell us about the history of Mars? Learn more in this 60-second video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Mars in a Minute: How Do Rovers Drive on Mars?

The “keys” to NASA’s Mars rovers are in the capable hands of the official rover drivers. Learn how they operate the vehicles from millions of miles away in this 60-second video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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