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    Mars would certainly be an interesting place to engage in a baseball game.  The fourth planet from the sun is famous for its varied terrain.  Mars features deserts, mountains, cratered highlands, and ice caps at both poles.  The planet can become engulfed by high winds and dust storms for months at a time.  The landscape is therefore heavily affected by erosion.  At one time in Mars' history, there were rivers and even lakes on the planet's surface, but now it is very dry.  In 1996, scientists discovered evidence of a very microscopic organism on a martian asteroid, but as of now, there is no conclusive evidence that suggests that Mars can indeed support life.  The planet has a thin atmosphere and can become very cold.  One has to wonder how Marty the Martian can stand such a tumultuous climate.  Mars also has weak magnetic fields scattered in different regions of the planet.

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