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Wednesday—Good For You, Good for Mars!

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Hey, do this!  This is your chance to send your name to Mars



In November, NASA is launching a scientific probe to Mars called MAVEN—Mars Atmosphere & Volatile Evolution N...Noogies?  ...Noodles?   ...Numbnuts?  ...Noooo!  Closure compulsive people need an N-acronym at the end of MAVE...N!  Sheldon would not approve.   The MAVEN spacecraft will be analyzing the Martian atmosphere in order to determine why all of the water dried up on the planet's surface.

Anyhoo, to publicize the mission, NASA is accepting haiku submissions from the public.

Click HERE for FAQ's regarding the haiku contest.  The submission deadline is July 1.  One entry per participant.  

The name of every person who submits an entry will be written to a DVD that will accompany the mission.  Three haikus will be selected by public vote beginning on July 15 to be included on the DVD along with all of the names.  The winners will be announced on August 8.  An online Certificate of Appreciation will also be …