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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun with Earth being the third. Water on Mars was a popular debate for decades and the discovery of water on that planet catapulted Mars into the breaking news category. Far from a boring planet no one wants to visit, Mars is frequently used as a setting for movies such as Total Recall or The Red Planet. Mars is considered a bizarre place, and it is sometimes used in jest for comedy TV show names such as Life on Mars and Mars Attacks. In science news, Mars is discussed in regard to the new global search for participants for the Mars One project, which plans to send people to Mars to live permanently there.