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Also known as the red planet, Mars is the fourth planet in distance from the sun. Discover more about Mars with these resources.

Mars - The Red Planet
The red planet, Mars, has inspired wild flights of imagination over the centuries, as well as intense scientific interest. Whether fancied to be the source of hostile invaders of Earth, the home of a dying civilization, or a rough-and-tumble mining colony of the future, Mars provides fertile ground for science fiction writers, based on seeds planted by centuries of scientific observations. Discov…

10 Things You Should Know About Mars
Named for the Roman god of War, Mars probably got this name due to its red color. It is sometimes referred to as the Red Planet. The name of the month March derives from Mars.

NASA Images Suggest Water Still Flows in Brief Spurts on Mars
12/6/06 NASA has announced some very exciting findings for those who are hoping to discover some type of life on Mars, whether present or in the past. Newer photographs taken by the Mars Global Surveyor, when compared to earlier images have revealed bright new deposits seen in two gullies on Mars that suggest water carried sediment through them sometime during the past seven years. While water ice and vapor have been known to exist on Mars, liquid water is considered necessary for life.

Books on Mars - The Red Planet
The red planet, Mars, has inspired wild flights of imagination over the centuries, as well as intense scientific interest. Long ago, when only the moon and the stars lit up the night sky, fear and foreboding rose whenever a blood-red dot looped its way across an otherwise still sky. Mars, was a familiar and yet suspicious omen, a symbol for war and aggression for thousands of years. Discover our neighbor, Mars, in all its glory with these top books dealing with Mars, the Red Planet.

Mars - The Red Planet
The red planet, Mars, has inspired wild flights of imagination over the centuries, as well as intense scientific interest. Whether fancied to be the source of hostile invaders of Earth, the home of a dying civilization, or a rough-and-tumble mining colony of the future, Mars provides fertile ground for science fiction writers, based on seeds planted by centuries of scientific observations. Discover our neighbor, Mars, in all its glory. Mars Overview.

Deimos Information
Named after the Roman god of dread, Deimos, the smaller and outermost of Mars' two moons, whirls around Mars every 30 hours. It is the smallest known moon in the solar system. In Greek mythology, Deimos is one of the sons of Ares (Mars) and Aphrodite (Venus). Deimos is Greek for Panic.

Mars Quotes
Mars Quotes - Quotations Dealing with the Planet Mars

Phobos Information
Phobos, named after a messenger of the Roman god of war, is the larger and innermost of Mars' two moons. In Greek mythology, Phobos is one of the sons of Ares (Mars) and Aphrodite (Venus). Phobos is Greek for fear, it's the root word for phobia. It was discovered August 12, 1877 by Asaph Hall. Mariner 9 photographed it during a flyby in 1971, Viking 1 in 1977, and Phobos in 1988.

Mars Pictures Gallery
Named for the Roman god of War, Mars probably got this name due to its red color. It is sometimes referred to as the Red Planet. The name of the month March derives from Mars. Known since prehistoric times, Mars is still a favorite of choice for human exploration. The density of Mars is about 30 percent less than that of Earth (3.94 g/cm3 vs. 5.52 g/cm3).

The ESA's View of Cydonia - the face on Mars
A perspective view showing the so-called 'Face on Mars' located in the Cydonia region. The image shows a remnant massif thought to have formed via landslides and an early form of debris apron formation. The massif is characterized by a western wall that has moved downslope as a coherent mass. The massif became famous as the 'Face on Mars' in a photo taken on 25 July 1976 by the American Viking 1 Orbiter.

Mars - The Red Planet - 4th From the Sun
Mars - Pictures and Astronomy Facts - Solar System Planetary Astronomical Data & Pictures of Mars. Mars. Astronomy Guide to Space exploration close to home. Named for the Roman god of War, Mars probably got this name due to its red color. It is sometimes referred to as the Red Planet. The name of the month March derives from Mars. Known since prehistoric times, Mars is still a favorite of choice for human exploration.

New Findings Could Dash Hopes for Past Oceans on Mars
After a decades-long quest, scientists analyzing data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft have at last found critical evidence the spacecraft's infrared spectrometer instrument was built to search for: the presence of water-related carbonate minerals on the surface of Mars.

Mars Closest To Earth in 50,000 Years
August of 2003 was a special time for scientists and amateur astronomers. Mars moved closer than it's been in 50,000 years. On August 27, 2003, the "red planet" was less than 55.76 million kilometers away from the Earth. That sounds like a huge distance, but in stellar terms, that's a stone's throw. Just six months before, Mars was about five times that distance.

Why is Getting to Mars so Difficult?
In the late 1960's the United States proved to the world that it was possible to land humans on the Moon. Now, more than forty years later, the technology that took us to our nearest neighbor is quite antiquated. So with all our new advanced technology and innovation, why have we not ventured out beyond our Moon? How difficult is it really to...

Mars Moon Mystery
Mars has always fascinated mankind, both civilian and scientist alike. There have been assertions of extraterrestrial life on the surface, and propositions of colonizing the red planet. But one of the greatest mysteries and debates has been about the origins of its tiny moons, Phobos and Deimos.

Mars Rover Curiosity
Mars has been a source of fascination for mankind of millennia. In the last century technology has sufficiently advanced as to allow us to explore the red planet with incredible detail. While a manned mission to our neighboring planet is not yet a reality, NASA has taken an important step in sending a new rover called curiosity to explore the...

The MARS-500 Experiment
NASA has a stated intention to send astronauts to Mars. However, there are obstacles that lie in the lay, not the least of which is whether the travelers could handle the psychological effects of such a journey. An experiment known as Mars-500 set out to answer some of these questions.

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