The Planet Mars

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The Planet Mars


Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and also the second biggest planet! Mars and the earth are pretty much the same distence from the sun.

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.

Did you know that some scienetistsbelieve that there once was oceans and rivers on mars?

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

Radius: 2,110 miles (3,396 km)Surface area: 55.91 million sq miles (144.8 million km²)Gravity: 3.711 m/s²Distance from Sun: 141,600,000 miles (227,900,000 km)Length of day: 1d 0h 40m

Mars is named after the Roman god of war. The Romans copied the Greeks named Mars after their god of Ares.

In 1995, the first spacecraft visted Mars which was the mariner4.

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.