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Why three missions are going to Mars in 2020

This year there are three separate missions heading to Mars, from three very different space agencies. So what's so special about 2020 that makes this the year of Mars?

You can read more about the three Mars missions here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01861-0

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-02102-0

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