|The Planet Quiz Show|
Mars's color is a function of rocks that contain oxidized iron compounds (rust) similar to the "Red Rock" country that can be found in certain drier locations of the southwestern United States.
|The dust and rock found on the surface of Mars gives the God of War its distinctive red-orange color. Suspended reddish dust particles in the atmosphere reflect sunlight giving the air an orangey hue. This is a Pathfinder view of Twin Peaks fron Sagan Memorial Station on Mars. NASA/JPL photo...|
|This photo of Mars taken by Pathfinder at Sagan Memorial Station shows tracks made by Sojourner, a portable laboratory on wheels. Sojourner can be seen examining a rock named Yogi. The rock turned out to be very much like a type of volcanic rock found on Earth called basalts. Twin Peaks can be seen along the horizon to the left. NASA/JPL photo...|