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    Fast Facts: Oct. 18

    • Mars has the biggest mountain in the solar system.
    • People have always wondered about life on Mars because of the “”canals”” first seen by early astronomers.
    • Mars is named after the Roman god of war because its red color reminded early observers of blood.
    • Compared to the other planets in the solar system, Mars is quite small.
    • In the 1970s, the Viking orbiter took pictures of what appear to be giant faces and pyramids carved into Mar’s surface in the Cydonia region.
    • Mars has some of the wildest weather in the solar system.

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