What is Planet Mars?
Mars is a planet in our solar system, it is the fourth planet from the sun. Mars is approximately 228 million km from the sun. It is one-sixth the size of Earth. Not likes Mercury and Venus, Mars has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos. Unlike Venus, Mars is very cold, the average temperature on Mars is -62 degrees Celsius. The red dust covers Mars, so Mars is called the red planet, and when the wind blow, the red dust blown into dust storm, a tiny dust storm can look like tornados, and large ones can even cover the whole planet. The cold temperature and thin atmosphere on Mars do not allow liquid water to exist on Mars.
Why Planet Mars is named Mars?
Mars is named after the Roman god of war. Many believe that ancient peoples associated Mars with bloodshed and war because of its red color. The Romans were not the only society to associate the planet with bloodshed. The ancient Babylonians called it Nergal, after their god of fire, war, and destruction. In keeping with the planet’s association with the god Mars, its symbol is a circle with an arrow pointing outwards from its right corner. This is meant to represent Mar’s shield and spear
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