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The International Mars patrol

An international observing program keeps a close eye on Mars.
The International Mars Patrol (IMP) is a cooperative effort between individual observers and members of observing groups around the world. Established in the late 1960s by Charles F. ("Chick") Capen and organized by the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO), the IMP has contributed more than 30,000 observations of Mars. Within ALPO's Mars Section library are the records of fifteen apparitions of the Red Planet covering a span of 36 years. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the IMP w...

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