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Why Mars is called Red Planet?

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posted Jan 22, 2018 by Munni Narang

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Mars is known as the Red Planet, because it appears in the sky as an orange-red star. The colour caused the ancient Greeks and Romans to name it after their god of war. Today, thanks to visiting spacecraft, we know that the planet's appearance is due to rust in the Martian rocks.

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answer Dec 26, 2018 by Salil Agrawal
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