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 »

One interesting fact about candy is that the Snickers bar was named after Frank Mars' favorite horse. Another fact is that sugar does not stretch, so chewing bubble gum until all the flavor is gone helps to blow a big gu... More »

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 »

Mars is 142 million miles from the Sun and takes 687 Earth days to complete one orbit around the sun, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The average surface temperature on Mars is -81 degrees... More »

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NASA's primary mission for Mars is the search for life and elements, such as water, that could support life. NASA got its first close-range pictures of Mars in 1965. As of 2015, robot vehicles continue to send valuable i... More »

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Pluto is a dwarf planet in the area of the Kuiper belt, which is an area with many dwarf planets, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The dwarf planet is after Neptune in the planetary ... More »