Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

# Astronomy AnswersFrom the Astronomical Dictionary

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Mars

Mars = [Latin] god of war

Mars is the fourth planet of the Solar System, counting from the Sun. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a very thin atmosphere (of mostly carbon dioxide) and two small moons but no rings. Mars has a diameter of 6794 km and is number 8 on the list of largest objects in our Solar System.