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From ancient mythologies to modern media, Mars has captured our imagination for thousands of years.

Mars is Questacon’s new out-of-this-world immersive gallery experience. Gaze at Questacon’s 7-metre Mars globe and discover the strangely familiar landscape of this foreign world. Mars will bring you up close and personal with the red surface of Mars, which is home to the Solar System’s largest canyon and tallest volcano. Featuring a 14-metre-wide high-resolution panorama of the Martian surface as seen by NASA’s Curiosity Rover, Mars lets you imagine what it would be like to set foot on another world.

Unique in the Southern Hemisphere, Questacon’s Mars globe was created by artist Luke Jerram using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Today Mars is a cold, dry desert. But missions to the planet have discovered that it was once much more like our own warm, wet Earth. Could we find evidence that life once existed on Mars?

With new and more ambitious international missions launching in 2020 and beyond, humans will delve ever deeper in the mysteries of Mars. The more we learn about Mars, the more we learn about ourselves and our own tiny place in the universe.

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Mars exploration tools

Space travel resources

Earth based missions