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Red Planet

noun
1.
the Red Planet, an informal name for Mars2 (sense 1)
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  • They called Mars the red planet, but it was not red when you were close to it.

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

  • Oh, no, I had nothing to do with the selection of the red planet.

  • You also have some idea of all there is to be discovered up yonder in the red planet.

    Pharaoh's Broker Ellsworth Douglass
  • Mars, the red planet of war, was in the ascendant when it was born.

    National Being (A.E.)George William Russell
  • That much of remote history was already known from the research-expeditions that had gone out to the red planet, and beyond.

    Comet's Burial Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Then they discovered that intelligent creatures had once lived on the red planet.

    Planet of the Gods Robert Moore Williams
  • Tawney ignored them, staring at the image of the red planet on the viewscreen almost eagerly.

    Gold in the Sky Alan Edward Nourse

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