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+ - NASA to Send Poems to Mars

Submitted by Hugh Pickens DOT Com
Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes "Time Magazine reports that in and effort to involve non-rocket scientists in the next mission to the red planet, NASA invited the public in May to submit haiku, three line poems where “the first and last lines must have exactly five syllables each and the middle line must have exactly seven syllables." NASA promised to select five winners that will be adhered to the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) before it is launched towards Martian airspace. “The Going to Mars campaign offers people worldwide a way to make a personal connection to space, space exploration, and science in general, and share in our excitement about the MAVEN mission,” said Stephanie Renfrow, lead for the MAVEN Education and Public Outreach program at CU/LASP. More than 15,000 entries were submitted by space geeks and poets the world over. A couple thousand were disqualified as too long, too short, or totally inappropriate, leaving about 12,500. The public voted online, and the five top vote-getters have been announced. The winner:

It's funny, they named
Mars after the God of War
Have a look at Earth
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