Mars has the largest canyon in the solar system, about the distance from Chicago to Los Angeles.




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FICTION


The Deadly Race to Space : Russia by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
Jack is transported to Russia to find the whereabouts of a key aerospace engineer, who turns out to be his father, before the launch of the first manned mission to Mars.

Mystery of the Melodies from Mars by Bill Myers
A rash of burglaries hits Midvale at the same time as the rock band Spice Army arrives to give a concert and the oscillating audio spectroscope starts picking up strange signals from outer space.

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mecha-Monkeys from Mars: The Fourth Robot Adventure Novel by Dav Pilkey
A small mouse and his best friend, a giant flying robot, attempt to save the Earth when an evil Martian monkey and his mechanical creations attack.

NON-FICTION


Mars by Elaine Landau
The red planet -- Mars in the solar system -- What's it like on Mars? -- The moons of Mars -- Missions to Mars.

Mars and the Search for Life by Elaine Scott
One observing Mars -- Wet or dry? -- Proposals and payloads -- Spirit and opportunity -- Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum -- Launches and landings -- Doing science -- Imagine the future -- Afterword future missions to Mars.

You are the First Kid on Mars by Patrick O'Brien
A detailed account of a trip to Mars, complete with beautiful extraterrestrial landscapes and detailed diagrams.



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MOVIES


Is There Life on Mars? [DVD]
This videodisc showcases the latest scientific revelations from a planet, once alien, now poised to reveal provocative new clues in the tantalizing quest to plumb its past for signs of water and, perhaps, even life.

Roving Mars [DVD]
Join the Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, for an awe-inspiring journey to the surface of the mysterious red planet and discover what no human has ever seen or known before.



Mars for Kids
NASA’s website for kids, includes games and activities.

Explore Mars
Contains text and pictures of Mars.

Explore the Planet Mars (3-D)
A simulation of what Mars is like based on current information.