Mars meaning

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In 1877 Giovanni Schiaparelli noticed a series of strange lines on the surface of the planet which he deemed canali, or canals. He supposed that these lines were waterways or highways built by alien people on Mars. H.G. Wells’ famous novel, The War of the Worlds, detailed an attack on the human race by Martians. In the 1960s the Mariner spacecraft confirmed that Mars was basically a lifeless planet; however, in 1996, scientists examined a meteorite that came from Mars and found microscopic life on it.
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Mars has a diameter of 4220 miles, a bit more than half the size of Earth.
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The definition of Mars is the fourth planet from the sun.
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The Romans named Mars after their god of war but its nickname is the "Red Planet," named because of its reddish color, caused by the iron oxide in the soil.
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A day on Mars is approximately 24 hours and 39 ½ minutes. Mars orbits the Sun every 687 Earth days.
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It is a cold planet, reaching -207 degrees F. and rarely getting above freezing (32 degrees F.).
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The poles of Mars are covered in dry ice (carbon dioxide) and the amount of ice varies by season.
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Basalt makes up the outer surface of Mars, due to the volcanic activity in the past.
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The 900 mile diameter core of Mars is mostly solid, made of nickel, iron, and sulfur. The outer crust is basalt. The core produces a very weak magnetic field. There is evidence of water under the surface.
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Mars has the highest mountain in all of the solar system, Olympus Mons. It is an inactive volcano that is 15.5 miles high and 372 miles in diameter.
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Mars has the biggest canyon system in all of the solar system, the Valles Marineris, which is 2500 miles in length and is four miles deep.
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Mars has two small moons. Deimos orbits east to west, and Phobos orbits from west to east. They are not spherical and are most likely asteroids. The moons were discovered in 1877, by Asaph Hall, at the U.S. Naval Observatory.

An example of Mars is the planet that was featured in a radio show narrated by Orson Welles which sent Americans into a panic when the show made it seem that Martians were invading the Earth.

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The god of war.
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The fourth planet from the sun, having a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 687 days at a mean distance of 227.9 million kilometers (141.6 million miles) and a mean diameter of approximately 6,794 kilometers (4,222 miles).
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The god of war; identified with the Greek Ares.
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War.
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The seventh largest planet of the solar system and the fourth in distance from the sun: diameter, c. 6,790 km (c. 4,220 mi); period of revolution, 1.88 earth years; period of rotation, 24.62 hours; two satellites; symbol, ♂
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The fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest in the solar system, with a diameter about half that of Earth. Mars is the last of the terrestrial or inner planets and has notable similarities to Earth, including polar ice caps and a tilted axis that gives it seasons. However, it is significantly less dense than Earth and has no magnetic field, suggesting that it lacks a metallic core, and its atmosphere, made up mostly of carbon dioxide, is much thinner than Earth's. Mars has no surface water apart from a layer of permanent ice that underlies the seasonally changing caps of frozen carbon dioxide at its poles; there is, however, clear evidence of earlier water flows in the form of channels, outwashes, and canyons. Other surface features include numerous craters, especially in the southern hemisphere, along with very large volcanoes and extensive windblown dunes. Mar's reddish color is due to the abundance of hematite in its surface rocks. Its two small, irregular moons, Phobos and Deimos, may be asteroids captured earlier by gravitational attraction.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of mar.
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(Roman mythology) The Roman god of war.
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(astronomy) The fourth planet in the solar system. Symbol: ♂
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The Mars Bar, a brand of chocolate bar with caramel and nougat filling.
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Origin of mars

  • Middle English from Latin Mārs
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin Mars (“god of war"), from older Latin (older than 75 BC) Māvors. Mamers was his Oscan name. He was also known as Marmor, Marmar and Maris, the latter from the Etruscan deity Maris.
    From Wiktionary
  • After Frank C. Mars, who founded the company that produces these chocolate bars.
    From Wiktionary