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Phobos flying over the surface of Mars

Here is actually the first picture ever taken of Earth from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission. (March 8, 2004) (the orangey pic of Earth from Mars going around is computer generated, not real) Earth From Mars by NASA Goddard Photo and Video, via Flickr

NASA Photo - Mars surface

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars, it is often described as the "Red Planet" as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth. The rotational period and seasonal cycles of Mars are similar to those of Earth.

The Earth as seen from Mars

Crater and Basaltic Rock on Mars

The planet Mars, also called the ‘Red Planet,’ is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere and surface features similar to Earth.