When Was Mars Discovered?

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Mars is a planet visible to the naked eye, and hence was 'discovered' before recorded history.
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Mars has been known since prehistoric times.
Mars is one of five planets that are actually visible to the naked eye. As such, it has been know to humans for thousands of years. It becomes bright in the night sky every 2 years or so. The ancient Babylonians were one of the first people to give Mars a name. They called it Nergal, after their god of war. The Greeks called it Aries after their deity of war. The Romans renamed it Mars, again after their own deity of war. In 1609, Galileo studied Mars with his primitive telescope.
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