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Mars is named for the Roman god of war. The ancient Greeks also named the planet after their god of war, Ares. Mars contains frozen water, and this water once flowed on the planet. More »

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Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, has interested people for thousands of years, according to BBC News. However, whereas the people of ancient Greece and Rome found Mars fascinating for its red color, people today are... More »

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Volcanoes form when molten rock from beneath Earth's surface erupts and solidifies on the surface. When beneath the ground, the molten rock is called magma. When it erupts, it is referred to as lava. With each eruption, ... More »

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Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, has interested people for thousands of years, according to BBC News. However, whereas the people of ancient Greece and Rome found Mars fascinating for its red color, people today are... More »

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Because Mars with its famous red coloration is readily visible from Earth, it is unknown who first discovered it; NASA lists the planet as "known by the ancients." There are records of its existence as far back as ancien... More »

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How much people weigh on Mars varies according to how much they weigh on Earth. Someone who weighs 160 pounds on Earth would weigh 59.5 pounds on Mars, according to the Athena Mars Exploration Rovers page hosted by Corne... More »

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According to Tim Sharp at Space.com, the planet Mars was formed in a similar fashion to every other planet in the Milky Way solar system. The formation occurred when a collection of gas and dust collapsed in on itself an... More »

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