All about Mars

Find out about the Red Planet!

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Fun facts:

. Mars is named after a mythological figure - the Roman god of war.

. In addition to its official name, Mars is sometimes called the red planet because of the brownish-red colour of its surface.

. Mars is the second smallest planet in the solar system behind Mercury.

. Only 16 of the 39 Mars missions have been successful.

. Pieces of Mars have been found on Earth.

. Mars experiences huge dust storms - the largest in our solar system.

. Mars has seasons like Earth, but they last twice as long.

. Mars does not have a magnetic field.

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