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Can Mars be seen from Earth?

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Depending on the time of year and its position in the sky, Mars can be seen from Earth with the naked eye or in more detail with a small telescope. To the naked eye, Mars appears as a bright red star. With a telescope, observers will be able to see things like the polar ice caps, clouds and impact craters.

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Mars is approximately 39.9 million miles from Earth. There are 668 Earth days in one year on Mars, and it experiences seasons similar to Earth's seasons.

Mars is a very dusty planet with a harsh climate. Scientists do not believe the planet could sustain human life due to its environmental conditions.

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