Mars tar­tan’s out of this world!

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SPACE has gone Scot­tish af­ter the planet Mars was granted its own tar­tan.

Prof Charles Cock­ell de­signed the checked thread and now the Scot­tish gov­ern­ment have of­fi­cially reg­is­tered the ‘Mars’ tar­tan.

Mr Cock­ell said: “I de­cided it would be fun to have a tar­tan for fu­ture Mars ex­plo­ration.

“I also thought it’d re­flect that for­ward-think­ing sci­en­tific as­pect of Scot­tish cul­ture.

“The tar­tan could be worn by those work­ing on Mars, any Scot­tish peo­ple go­ing to Mars, and on Earth by those pre­par­ing for Mars ex­pe­di­tions.”

The new tar­tan for the Red Planet is mainly red but also has four green lines – rep­re­sent­ing that it is the fourth planet from the Sun.

It also fea­tures blue lines – rep­re­sent­ing its wa­ter-rich past – and thick white lines – for its ice caps.

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