Come visit the planet Mars!

The "Red Planet" is a sight to see.

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About

Mars is the fourth farthest planet from the sun. It is named after the Roman god of war. It gets its name due to it's reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere primarily of carbon dioxide. It has 2 notable moons: Phobos and Deimos. It is red because it is rusty. There is a lot of iron in the soil, and the air on Mars has made it turn red-just like rusty iron on Earth.Mars has the tallest Volcano in the Solar System named Olympus Mons and it is 15 miles high which is three times the height of Mount Everest. Like Earth, the poles of Mars are covered in ice. The ice becomes thicker in the winter. Mars orbits the sun every 687 Earth days. I would love to visit Mars.

Directions

It is 225 million kilometers away from Earth. It takes about 150-300 days to get there.