Outline of Mars

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Mars:

Mars – fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury. Named after the Roman god of war, it is often referred to as the "Red Planet"[1][2] because the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

Classification of Mars[edit]

Location of Mars[edit]

Features of Mars[edit]

Surface of Mars[edit]

Martian surface

Landforms on Mars[edit]

Natural satellites of Mars[edit]

Moons of Mars

History of Mars[edit]

Exploration of Mars[edit]

Exploration of Mars

Flyby and direct missions to explore Mars[edit]

Missions to Mars

Proposed missions to explore Mars[edit]

Mars in popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Zubrin, Robert; Wagner, Richard (1997). The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must. New York: Touchstone. ISBN 978-0-684-83550-1. OCLC 489144963.
  2. ^ Rees, Martin J., ed. (October 2012). Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide. New York: Dorling Kindersley. pp. 160–161. ISBN 978-0-7566-9841-6.

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