Planet Mars is a red a dirty place in the solar system. It is about half the size of earth and has alot of iron in its mineral makeup, and therefore it looks red.
It is associated with the god Aries – the God of War, and is an amazing planet with an unbelievable history.
More recently a number of probes have been sent to explore the planet with incredible results, and amazing information is being learned about Mars and its planetary makeup and history.
More Mars search information at www.solarsystem.com/blog/
*Image courtesy of Nasa/NSSDC