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Mars: Fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, being only larger than Mercury. In English, Mars carries the name of the Roman god of war and is often referred to as the "Red Planet". The latter refers to the effect of the iron oxide prevalent on Mars's surface, which gives it a reddish appearance distinctive among the astronomical bodies visible to the naked eye. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, with surface features reminiscent of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth.

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CA Wildfires Transform Bay Area Skies Into Apocalyptic Scenes [Video]

CA Wildfires Transform Bay Area Skies Into Apocalyptic Scenes

The ash and smoke from wildfires burning hundreds of miles away created thick orange hues reminiscent of Mars for Bay area residents.

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Hilary Swank, Josh Charles & The Cast of 'Away' on New Netflix Drama | THR Interviews [Video]

Hilary Swank, Josh Charles & The Cast of 'Away' on New Netflix Drama | THR Interviews

Hilary Swank, Josh Charles, Ato Essandoh and Ray Panthaki spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about their new Netflix series, 'Away.' The stars opened up about their show that follows five astronauts from..

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NASA fires booster in latest test for future moon rocket [Video]

NASA fires booster in latest test for future moon rocket

NASA plans to send the first woman and next man to the lunar surface by 2024, with a goal of exploring Mars targeted for the mid-2030s.View on euronews

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Getting to Mars | Greg's Geek Fix [Video]

Getting to Mars | Greg's Geek Fix

Here's how we plan on getting to Mars.

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Other Mars Missions | Greg's Geek Fix [Video]

Other Mars Missions | Greg's Geek Fix

Here's what NASA is planning for its Mars missions

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Mars Drone | Greg's Geek Fix [Video]

Mars Drone | Greg's Geek Fix

Greg tells us about a new drone destined for Mars

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Upgraded NASA rover on mission to Mars [Video]

Upgraded NASA rover on mission to Mars

NASA's next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on..

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NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life [Video]

NASA launches Mars rover to look for signs of ancient life

A vehicle filled with cameras, microphones, drills, and lasers is part of an ambitious long-term project to bring rock samples from Mars to Earth for analysis in search of life.View on euronews

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Lift off! Nasa's Perseverance rover heads to Mars [Video]

Lift off! Nasa's Perseverance rover heads to Mars

Nasa’s new car-sized robotic spacecraft is on its way to Mars in a mission tosearch for evidence of ancient life. The Perseverance rover successfullyblasted from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station..

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NASA launches Perseverance, its most sophisticated Mars rover to date [Video]

NASA launches Perseverance, its most sophisticated Mars rover to date

NASA's Perseverance blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, atop an Atlas V rocket Thursday morning. Story:

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New Mars rover launches, seeks signs of past life [Video]

New Mars rover launches, seeks signs of past life

NASA's next-generation Mars rover Perseverance blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Thursday atop an Atlas 5 rocket on a $2.4 billion mission to search for traces of potential past life on..

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Watch: School girls from Gujarat’s Surat discover Earth-bound asteroid [Video]

Watch: School girls from Gujarat’s Surat discover Earth-bound asteroid

Two school girls from Gujarat’s Surat discovered an Earth-bound asteroid. They discovered it by poring through images from a University of Hawaii telescope. The discovery was part of All India..

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Jazz artist Gregory Porter to sing for NASA launch [Video]

Jazz artist Gregory Porter to sing for NASA launch

Jazz artist Gregory Porter, in an interview with Reuters, talks about his new single "Concorde": an ode to space exploration. Porter will perform on Thursday as part of a ceremony marking the launch of..

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Scientists use Mars-like environments to test new tech [Video]

Scientists use Mars-like environments to test new tech

Three countries, newcomers United Arab Emirates and China, along with veteranthe US, are launching robotic spacecraft to the Red Planet. For decades,scientists have been using Mars-like environments..

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