Skip to main content

Inside Planet Mars (Infographic)

The planet Mars, also called the ‘Red Planet,’ is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere and surface features similar to Earth.
(Image credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com)

The planet Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and named after the Roman God of War and is also called the 'Red Planet.' Mars has a thin atmosphere and surface features similar to Earth.

More Resources: 

7 Biggest Mysteries of Mars

Mars Myths & Misconceptions: Quiz

What Went Wrong on Mars? | Video Show

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: community@space.com.

Karl's association with Space.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining Space.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.