of or relating to the the planet Mars or its inhabitants
We may fairly assume that the Martian atmosphere extends to a height of at least 100 miles from the planet’s surface.
All the conditions of life in Mars, all that tends to the comfort and well being of Martian creatures, must differ so remarkably from what is known on earth, that to reasoning beings on Mars the idea of life on our earth must appear wild and fanciful in the extreme, if not altogether untenable.
If we could safely compare terrestrial with Martian geology…we might almost be tempted to find…an argument in favor of the theory that Mars passed through fewer stages of development during its life-bearing condition than our earth.]
Long before the Martian invasion.
Earth news…was followed by Martian news.
When he says we will make an indigenous Martian culture, he only means some of the Terran cultures here will be promoted.
There are too many people coming up. You know that. They're not Martian, and they don’t care what happens here.
My heart ratcheted up, because this meant that the probe was about to enter the Martian atmosphere.
The Planet Mars: An Essay by a Whewellite
Earliest cite in OED2: 1880. Antedated to 1877 in OED3 in March 2003.
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