When I was 10, I rushed into my family's living room Christmas morning to find a Sears and Roebuck telescope with my name on it. The perfect gift! At the time, I fantasized perpetually about exploring the unknown landscapes of Earth's nearest planetary neighbors. I promptly ventured out into the frigid December nights of 1968 and trained my new toy on Venus and Mars.
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