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Sizing up Mars

Caption: This image shows the relative size of the inner planets of the solar system (from l-r): Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. New research conducted by scientists at the universities of Chicago and Miami supports the idea that Mars owes its small size to its relatively rapid formation.

Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute

Usage Restrictions: News organizations may use this image in connection with reports about the Mars research of Nicolas Dauphas and Ali Pourmand.

Related news release: Mars formed rapidly into runt of planetary litter


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