Mars Facts For Astronaut Tiger Teams on Special Assignment

138. MARS FACTS MARS IS THE FOURTH PLANET FROM THE SUN AND LAST OF THE TERRESTRIAL PLANETS. LIKE THE REST OF THE PLANETS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM (EXCEPT EARTH), 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 COLOR OF ITS SURFACE. […]