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The weather on Mars is quite different from that on Earth, but its atmosphere and climate are also more similar to Earth’s than any other planet. Martian weather is relatively colder than Earth’s (as cold as -195 degrees Fahrenheit) and often features vast dust storms. Yet, despite being a frigid desert prone to violent storms, NASA scientists are more optimistic about exploration and habitation on Mars than any other planet.