Mars, the Next Frontier

  • Rachel Alexander
Chapter
Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE, volume 177)

Abstract

Mars is known as the Red Planet, because it is covered in reddish dust from iron oxide. This red color prompted the Romans to name the planet after their blood-lusting god of war.

Keywords

Dust Titan Radar Alba Egypt 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel Alexander
    • 1
  1. 1.ExeterUK

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