fowert planet frae the Sun
(Reguidit frae Mars)

Maurs (or Mairs; symbol: ♂) is the fowert planet frae the Sun in the Solar system. It is cried efter Maurs, the god o war in Roman mythology (the coonterpairt til Ares, the god o war in Greek mythology) acause o its reid licht as seen in the heivens at nicht. This featur forby wan it the name o "the Reid Planet". Maurs haes twa muins (Phobos an Deimos) baith smaa an orra-shapit, like eneuch bein fangit asteroids. Both satellites were discovered in 1877 by Asaph Hall[1]; they are named after the characters Phobos (panic/fear) and Deimos (terror/dread), who, in Greek mythology, accompanied their father Ares, god of war, into battle[2]. The prefix areo- refers ti Maurs.


Steids on Maurs Eedit

Maurs in fiction Eedit

Maurs haes been in fiction for mony a year gin only as the stance the invaders cam frae. Stories that taks place on Maurs haes slawly becam mair faur ben – includin Bradbury's Maurtian chronicles.

Referance leet Eedit

  1. "ESA Science & Technology - Martian moons: Phobos". Retrieved 21 Julie 2022.
  2. "Planetary Names". Retrieved 21 Julie 2022.