|Mars: the red planet
Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. You can see Mars from earth as a reddish- orange colour. This is because it has red soil.
Mars would not be a pleasant place to visit. The air is mostly carbon dioxide, there are lots of giant dust storms and the average temperature is – 60 degrees C.
But Mars has a few things in common with Earth. It has clouds, canyons, valleys, plains, mountains, polar ice-caps and even volcanoes. Scientists have also found frozen water under the surface of the planet.