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April 1, 2015 9:59 AM

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They’re not the fastest moving robots on this planet, or on Mars as it turns out, but Nasa’s Curiosity Rover and Opportunity are making some epic discoveries on the Red Planet.

1. Mars, also known as the Red Planet, was named after the Roman god of war. This appears to be a tradition: to the Greeks, it was Ares (their war god); to the Mesopotamians, Nergal (who was initially their god of war and later morphed into their god of the underworld).

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