Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse loading...
Our Favourite Photos of the 'Blood Moon' Eclipse
For nearly 103 minutes on July 27 and 28, people around the world watched as Earth's shadow painted the moon red.
Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts. loading...
Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts.
The 12-mile-wide reservoir could solve a Martian mystery—and offer a new target in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
Mars Rover Powers Down During Dust Storm—But It's Not Dead Yet loading...
Mars Rover Powers Down During Dust Storm—But It's Not Dead Yet
A huge dust cloud has swallowed up a quarter of the red planet's surface, threatening NASA's Opportunity rover.
About Mars

Mars is about half the size of Earth and similar in the way that is has seasonal changes and weather but its atmosphere is too thin for liquid water to exist.

Mars has a rocky surface and appears red in colour, which is how it got its name. Mars is named after the Roman God of war because of the blood-like colouration.

Scientists have long speculated about whether Mars could sustain life but with a lack of liquid water it is unlikely. However, some scientists believe that around 3.5 billion years ago, Mars experienced flooding but we do not know where this water came from or where it went.

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