The rugged Mars Exploration Rover (MER) is scheduled to land on Mars on Jan. 4, 2004. A variety of Web sites offer information about the exploration of Mars and Mars rovers. Check out the official MER Web site for background information and up-to-the-minute reports. San Francisco’s Exploratorium Web site highlights various Mars-related activities.

Go to: http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html

and http://www.exploratorium.edu/mars/index.html

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