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Brochure to Mars
Transcript of Brochure to Mars
It is 1.5 A.U. or 225 000km from the Sun.
Diameter: 7000km. It is the second smallest planet in our solar system.
At its closest Mars is about 54.5 million km away from earth. To get there would be 150-300 days.
One day on Mars is 24hrs 37mins and 22.6 secs.
One year on Mars is 687 earth days.
What Mars is made of: Core= mainly iron and sulfur, then the core is wrapped in silicates. Crust= basalt and iron oxide.
Mars' atmosphere contains 95% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen and 1.6% argon.
Mars has an average temperature of - 23 degrees C.
Mars has two moons: Phobos and Deimos.
Mars was discovered by the Romans and Greeks.
Mars was named after the Roman god of war. You will need oxygen and a space suit. (Oxygen packs will be provided.) A space suit is needed to explore Mars. Note: Mars doesn't have a breathable atmosphere.
You will need food and water. (That will be provided too.) The food and the water have to be in a specific way. Example: Water needs to be in cups with closeable straws.
Note: Mars doesn't have anything drinkable or edible on the planet.
You will need warm clothes. Note: Mars is cold planet.
You will need a space shuttle.(Again that will be provided)
You will need sleeping bags with straps.(That will be provided) Olympus Mons
The Tharsis volcanic provice
Elysium volcanic province
The Martian North Pole.
The Martian South Pole
Valles Marineris Mars is a very cold planet. Mars has an average temperature of -23 degrees C. But sometimes near the Martian equator in summer it can warm up to +15 degrees C. In winter it can drop to a -140 degrees C.You better be ready for that! You should also watch out for sand storms and sand devils. In case you're wondering what sand devils are, they are basically sand tornadoes. DIFFERENCES There are not many discoveries on Mars.
NASA says that Mars could have had life on it. Curiosity (a Mars rover) found an energy source to feed on. The Mariner 9 (a satellite) helped scientists to discover that water may have flowed on Mars. The rovers and satellites also helped to discover craters like Hellas Basin, Asimov and Horowitz. We are still not able to get to our sister planet. So we can only study Mars through rovers and satellites. ENJOY! See a little more information below. QUICK FACTS ON THE SITES Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in our Solar system. It is 3X the size of Mount Everest!
Valles Marineris is a system of canyons. It is 5X deeper then the Grand Canyon! It is also 10X longer then the Grand Canyon!
The Tharsis province contains the volcano Alba Mons.
The Elysium province contains the volcanos Elysium Mons, Hecates Tholus and Albor Tholus. For more information you can google these places. COMPARING TO EARTH Mars has a smaller diameter then Earth.
Mars has two moons.
Mars is farther then Earth from the sun.
Mars has a much colder climate.
Martian days and years are longer then ours.
Earth has life on it, Mars doesn't have life on it.
Mars doesn't have a breathable atmosphere SIMILARITIES Mars tilts on its axis.
One Martian day last at least 24hrs.
Mars has a north pole and a south pole.
Mars experiences seasons too. SOURCES Wikipedia
The website: Mars the red planet THE
END! c ENTERTAINMENT For entertainment you can go down Olympus Mons on a "wheel 'n board." A wheel 'n board is basically a snowboard with the Mars rovers wheels. The wheels are flexible so if you hit a bump your wheel will go up and drop down when going down the bump.( If you don't like snowboarding you can try the "sled 'n wheels").
Another form of fun is getting to ride the Mars rovers. You will get to experience what the Mars rover does. But if you don't want to go on the ride, there are special goggles you can wear to watch a film that shows how it is to be a Mars rover.
Another form of entertainment is a tour bus ride. On the bus ride you will visit and learn about Olympus Mons, Valles Marineris, the Martian north and south pole and the volcanic provinces.