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Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and also the second biggest planet!

The planet Mars isabout half the size of earth, also has the highest mountain which is more than 25 kilometers high andthe largest canyon which is three times higher than Mount Everest.

This is a video of finding evidence and clues of lakes, riviers, and oceans once on planet Mars.

Radius: 3,396 kmSurface area: 144.8 million km²Distance from Sun: 227,900,000 km

Mars is named after the Roman god of war.

In 1995, the first spacecraft visted Mars which was the Mariner 4.

Also, its so big that astronomers could see the high mountains on Mars if they look at it through telescopes from the 19th century, which is almost 200 years ago!

On Mars it regularly drops to -125 degrees F (-82 degrees C) in the winter and only rises to 23 degrees F (-5 degrees C) in the summer.

Intresting fact1 day on Mars is 320 days on earth!!!!!!!!

Today, 43000 found large objects like asteroids and meteorites covering Mars.

Mars has 2 moons, Phobos, and Deminos.