- Mars is also known as the "Red" Planet
- Mars was named after the Roman God of War.
Facts about Mars:
1. Almost no atmosphere or water on Mars today.
2. Covered by red dust and rocks.
3. Once thought to have had rivers, lakes and an ocean.
4. Has two moons called Deimos and Phobos.
5. Has the largest volcano, Olympus Mons, in the solar system. It is 3 times larger than the highest mountain on Earth.