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MARS

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sonia velasquez

on 24 February 2016

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Transcript of MARS

Red Planet
It is red because it contains a lot of Iron Oxide ( like our blood contains iron and is red)
Heavy element of Iron on the planet
It is the fourth planet from the sun
has two moons
Mars has a North and South Pole ice caps like Earth
A year on Mars equals 685 days
Deimos
MARS
Moons of Mars

Mars
All about Mars
Discovered in 1877
Small and rocky
Orbits Mars 4 times faster than Phobos
Discovered by the American Astronomer Asaph Hall in August 1877
Phobos
Largest and closest of the two moons to Mars
Rocky surface
Passes across the Martian sky 2 times a day West to East
Called the dark moon because the dark soil and impact of meteorites
Is known as the red planet
Contain a lot of iron oxide
Iron exist in upper layer
Gravity On Mars
How can gravity on Mars affect our body??
Our bones are shaped by the force of gravity
Without gravity we lose muscle mass causing our bodies to fall apart
Exploring Mars with rovers
Travel from earth takes 9 months
2 rovers have been sent to Mars (Spirit and Opportunity)
Spirit
Cost 2.5 billion dollars
Weighed 400 pounds
Launched June 10, 2003
Mission ended March 2010 (Duration was 7 years)
The ROVER research to see if there was past life on Mars
Sent back information to scientist for 7 years
Opportunity
Investigating rock targets
Valley floor for details and measurements of outcrops that may host the clay minerals
Investigating relationships among clay -bearing and neighboring deposits for clues about the history of the planet
Insight
will launch on March 16, 2016
Its goal is to study Mars deep interior
Take precise measurements of the planet rotation
Study planet formation of the Solar System
By: Sonia, Austin, Jeremiah and Michael
I hope you enjoyed our presentation on Mars.
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