Talk:Mars surface color

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"One of its earliest names, Har decher, literally meant "Red One."" Who called it by that? What language? "Angaraka and Lohitanga" Why are those names indicative of being malignant? --dalegrett (talk) 04:40, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

The Egyptians did. Angus Lepper(T, C, D) 08:37, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
As is already noted in the article, whoops. Angus Lepper(T, C, D) 08:37, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


Call me crazy, but Mars is brown. In the picture on this page the surface looks brown. On the actual page for Mars, it looks brown, beige or even yellowy in one picture. It doesn't look remotely red. -OOPSIE- (talk) 09:43, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

NASA video on this: Is Mars Really Red? Fotaun (talk) 21:45, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Someone please verify the information in the sentence about Gusev and Meridiani[edit]

I have rewritten the first sentence of the second paragraph of the section The reddish dust. I had to surmize what the original author was trying to say, and someone should verify that I (and the original author) got it right. Also, someone should find a reference for the statement. Here is how the statement reads now:

The mass fraction of chlorine and sulfur in the dust is greater than that reported by the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity in the soil types at their respective lending sites, Gusev crater and Meridiani Planum.

Here is how it read before:

The mass fraction of chlorine and sulfur in the dust is greater than that in soil types at Gusev and Meridiani.

I made the correction because I, for one, had to look up what Gusev and Meridiani were; if one does not know that, the sentence looks quite puzzling. Reuqr (talk) 17:13, 21 September 2009 (UTC)