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I find the fact that water is still on Mars to be fascinating. The most recent article I’ve read on the topic speaks about how, logically, there still could be a significant amount trapped in the planet’s crust. The fun part is figuring out how to access it- and study it.
My favourite story of Mars exploration was about Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars. This breakthrough definitely gives added advantage to the astronauts landing on the Mars for exploring the landscape far away from the landing site.
My favorite Mars story has to be from the 80's and the face on Mars. I was young and it although implausible it conjured fascination for me around my burgeoning skeptism regarding science and cemented the scientific method in my life
While it would be easy to speak about the amazing Perseverance Rover or its little buddy Ingenuity Helicopter, and all of the MARS 2020 mission that has just really begun the science portion of the mission, I'll say that my greatest memory or moment of Mars exploration history is from the VIKING mission. When the soil was processed by the VIKING landers, the results were... interesting. With that knowledge, the very advanced Perseverance Rover can now continue our search for conditions that could support extraterrestrial life on Mars.
My favorite article on mars was definitely Ingenuity's first flight. The fact the human species can now say "we have flown a helicopter on another planet", is an absolutely amazing feat. This scientific breakthrough will dramatically expand the capability of rovers on other planets and lead to a greater understanding of science itself.