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Mars

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Mars
Distances:
From Sun: 205 000 000 km
From Sun: 1.52 AU
Orbit:
An orbit is "once around" to the exact same place again.
Days:
A Day on Mars is 24 hours and 37 mins long (it would be like having an extra 30 mins of sleep each day).

Discovered by:
Unknown

Sometimes called the red planet.
It is easy to see Mars with your eyes without a telescope so it has been seen for all of recorded history as a "wandering star."

It appears as an orange/red star.
Gravity:
Mars has not nearly the same Gravity as Earth. you would only weight 40% as much on Mars.
Or gravity is 0.4 G
Temperature:
Maximum Temperature: 36 °C




Minimum Temperature: -123 °C
Circumference:
Mars' circumference is 21 335 km around!
MASS
Mars is less massive than the Earth. It is only 10% as big as the Earth, or
0.1 Earths
.
Name:
Mars
Named After
: Ares Greek God of war and battle.
Orbit (Earth years): 1.9
Atmosphere:
Very Thin. A strong storm would feel like someone turned on a fan.

Mostly Carbon Dioxide
(CO2), some Nitrogen and water

Surface:
Craters, Volcanoes, Valleys.
Compare the size (not the distance)
Moons:
Rings:
Magnetic Field:
none
none
Phobos, Deimos
How old would you be if you
were a Martian?
Probes:
More Than 30 have been sent.
Why is it hard to see Mars
during some parts of the year?
Curiosity
Sojourner
60 cm long
3 m long
Exploration
Program
1.6 meters
Pathfinder
Program
Spirit and Opportunity
Why is Mars sometimes close, and sometimes far away?
Olympus Mons vs. Everest
Valles Marineris vs. The Grand Canyon
Jump to
23:39
http://mars.nasa.gov/programmissions/missions/log/
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