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Read 5 Haikus That Will Be Sent to Mars

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When NASA‘s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) spacecraft launches for Mars in November, it will carry more than 1,100 personal haikus from around the world.

The University of Colorado opened its Going to Mars competition in May, calling on the public to submit poems with three lines; the first and last of those lines had to be five syllables each, and the middle line had to be seven syllables

The team received 12,530 entries over two months. Here are the top five winners as determined by public vote:

It’s funny, they named
Mars after the God of War
Have a look at Earth
—Benedict Smith, United Kingdom Read more…

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