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Edits to 'viewing' section.[edit]

Added the mean apparent magnitude and its standard deviation. Also mentioned that Mars (and Jupiter) are the brightest planets apart from Venus. Removed the unsupported statement that the color of Mars is “butterscotch”. Also removed the incorrect statement that “the redness seen is just dust in the planet’s atmosphere” since there are many large reddish area on the surface which give the planet its color. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Planet photometry (talkcontribs) 16:12, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

True color of mars?[edit]

According to this article ( the true color of mars is nothing like the first image on this article ( Have I misunderstood something? Should we change the image perhaps? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dlesos (talkcontribs) 14:07, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 May 2019[edit]

Removal of reference to website - this website is now either closed or redirected to a new destination making the reference irrelevant. KarlTippins (talk) 11:09, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: The only reference in the article is reference no 98, which provides a link to the archived version. No action needed. NiciVampireHeart 11:03, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
While the link to the archived version is correct, the live link - via the text "the original" - is not, this goes to the homepage which is now a site for health/bodybuilding supplements and irrelevant to the subject. — Preceding unsigned comment added by KarlTippins (talkcontribs) 12:06, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
 Done with this edit. Thank you. Begoon 12:26, 12 May 2019 (UTC)