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250px-Water_ice_clouds_hanging_above_Tharsis_PIA02653Mars is the fourth planet from the sun.  It takes its name from Mars, the Roman god of war.  It is the second smallest planet in the solar system.  Mars is described as the red planet, and it gets that reddish surface because of iron oxide deposits on its surface.  Mars has two moons, one named Phobos, and the other named Deimos.  The first successful flyby of Mars was accomplished in 1965, by Mariner 4, designed by NASA.

By: Salvador. M