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Red Planet

noun
1.
the Red Planet, an informal name for Mars2 (sense 1)
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  • It is the red planet's most conspicuous feature and it includes probably the least arid territory of a cold, arid world.

    Stamped Caution Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • They called Mars the red planet, but it was not red when you were close to it.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • Tawney ignored them, staring at the image of the red planet on the viewscreen almost eagerly.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse
  • "There's our goal, Ned," murmured Tom, pointing to the red planet.

  • Slow of perception, mighty of limb, he had come into her service from some outlying agricultural region of the red planet.

    The Martian Cabal Roman Frederick Starzl
  • You also have some idea of all there is to be discovered up yonder in the red planet.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
  • Otis Adelbert Kline starts his second novel of the red planet in the November 25th issue.

  • Then they discovered that intelligent creatures had once lived on the red planet.

    Planet of the Gods Robert Moore Williams

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