Fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System

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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury. In English, Mars carries a name of the Roman god of war, and is often referred to as the "Red Planet" because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance that is distinctive among the astronomical bodies visible to the naked eye. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

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Scientists have known for a while that Mars’ tilt varies wildly over tens of thousands of years, going from being perfectly vertical to having ice buildups at..
2 days ago • WorldNews

"Now a kilogram will have the same mass whether you are on Earth, on Mars or in the Andromeda galaxy."
Credit: The Age - Published 6 days ago

Six years after courting Mars, India has planned seven scientific missions in the next 10 years, including a date with Venus in 2023. Venus is considered to be..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 1 week ago

Europe prepares to send technology to Mars to look for evidence that there is life on the planet.
1 week ago • BBC News

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