Mars

Fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, being larger than only Mercury. In English, Mars carries the name of the Roman god of war and is often referred to as the "Red Planet". The latter refers to the effect of the iron oxide prevalent on Mars's surface, which gives it a reddish appearance distinctive among the astronomical bodies visible to the naked eye. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, with surface features reminiscent of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth.

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Nearly 11 million people landed on Mars last week - even if it was just in names only.
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Space enthusiasts claim they have decoded a hidden message on the British-made parachute that helped NASA's Perseverance rover to land safely on Mars.
4 days ago • Sky News
NASA has released new pictures captured by the Perseverance rover as it touched down on Mars last week.
5 days ago • Sky News
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NASA has released a new image of the Perseverance rover two metres above the surface of Mars as it gave more details of the mission.
1 week ago • Sky News
NASA has released new images of the Perseverance rover two metres above the surface of Mars as it gave more details of the mission.
Credit: Sky News - Published 1 week ago

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