Talk:Flag of Mars

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Ugly image[edit]

This image is totally ugly. The shade of green is wrong. Can anybody create a better version?--Sonjaaa 05:45, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Is this better at all? The red's too pinkish, probably. I wasn't able to find any pictures of the actual flag itself. Moncubus 18:39, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Here is a page with pictures of the actual flag itself: . The colours can be a bit more bright. And the Ukrainian Wikipedia has also a uploaded photo of a flag. Peter Maas 11:17, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

The colours are horrible, it would be nice if there was a blue flag behind it with a NASA symbol or Mars in the center, it has the smaller flags who contributed in getting to Mars (America, Europe, Russia, etc etc.) -- (talk) 19:01, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Primary Colors[edit]

"...provided the concept for the flag, which, coincidentally, also represents the three primary colors of light." - Where did this statement come from? Green is not a primary color, it's a mix of yellow and blue. Yellow is the primary color. Could someone please change this?

I agree that this statement is absolutely wrong. Green is a secondary color comprised of blue and yellow. The wikipedia article on primary colors even states, "Traditionally, the colors red, yellow, and blue are considered to be primary pigments in the art world. However, this is not technically true, or is at least inaccurate. The three primary colors of pigment are magenta, yellow, and cyan." In either case, the article needs to be changed.

Primary pigment isn't the same thing as primary color in light. The primary colors of light are indeed red, blue, and green. Read on in the primary colors article until you get to the difference between additive and subtractive primaries. --Cairnarvon 06:50, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
regardless though, the flag doesn't represent either the additive (RBY) or subtractive (CYM) primary colors, it represents the primary three colors of CRT display :( —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:52, 7 January 2007 (UTC).
Yellow isn't an additive primary color. Green is. (talk) 20:02, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Mars has no flag[edit]

Isn't this article misleading, in that the planet Mars has no flag, official or otherwise? I would hate for someone to see this article and think that there is such a thing as the "flag of Mars" Wikipedia should not be in the business of promoting misinformation like this. Also, this article does not cite any sources. If the Mars Society and the Planetary Society approved this flag, I'd like to see that cited. -- 18:10, 1 December 2008 User:Diderot08

Well, we also have articles on Flag of Antarctica, etc. AnonMoos (talk) 13:09, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Evolutionary Nature of Flag[edit]

Please maintain a sense of the contingent, evolutionary nature of "a flag representing Mars." There is considerable debate within the Mars Society as to its design and even whether there should be a flag. Individual chapters occasionally hold competitions and critical reviews of various flag designs. — Preceding comment added by Ericmachmer (talkcontribs) 19:42, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Site from which information about the on going evolution of this flag may be found, if this article were to be updated: