Mars: The God of War or the Planet?

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I. Introduction- History of Mars
In ancient Roman religion, Mars (Greek: Ares) was the god of war and was an agricultural guardian. He was the second most important only to Jupiter and Neptune. Mars was the strongest military god of them all according to the religion of the Roman army. Mars was a part of the Archaic Triad with Jupiter and Quirinus. Mars used his military powers as a way to secure peace. Mars was a father Romulus and Remus and his wife was Rhea Silvia. Many people think Mars got its name because of its red color because Mars the god was sometimes called the red planet.
Some basic facts about mars are that it is about the same age as the sun which is about 4.5 billion years. Mars’s location is in our solar system. Its average distance from the sun is 227,900,000 kilometers which is 141,600,000 miles. For mars to get around the sun it takes 1.88 Earth years which is 687 days. Mars has two moons. One is called Deimos and one is called Phobos. One day on mars is twenty-four hours, thirty-nine minutes, and thirty-five seconds. Mars has the same amount of months and seasons as we do but for one year on mars it is 1.88 human years.
Mars has a heavy and strong structure and always will. Mars atmosphere extends about one hundred miles. There is a layer of permafrost that may pervade the upper crust. Its Crust is ten through eighty miles thick. The amount of miles it is from the core to the surface is 1,700 – 2,600 miles. Mars core is 1,600 –

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