Why Is Mars Called the Red Planet?

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The surface of mars appears red because of the widespread presence of iron oxide on its surface. Hence the name 'Red Planet'. It is the fourth planet from the sun and has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.
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Mars is referred to as the red planet due to the planet is covered in iron oxide which is a rust color. This coloring makes this planet have a reddish glowing color when seen in darkness.
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Earth was already taken! Mars is called the Red Planet because there are gases that surround it that give it the appearance of being red. There's also red in their dirt.
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its surface is coverd with red,dusty soil.
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Mars is often called the Red Planet, because the rocks on the surface
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It is due to the presence of higher content of Iron Oxide on Mars due to which it has reddish appearance. Thus it's known as RED PLANET.
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