Mars Facts | Facts about the Planet Mars: Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury. It is named after the Roman God of War. Here are few interesting Mars Facts:

Mars Facts:

  • A year on the planet Mars has 687 earth days.
  • Mars is red because it is covered in rust (iron oxide).
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Mars looks Red in Colour

  • The Mars is around half the size of the planet Earth.
  • Mars is located closer to the asteroid belt, so it has an increased chance of being struck by materials from that source.
  • There are around 5 planets in the solar system you can see with the eye, not using a telescope. The five planets are Mercury,  Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.
  • Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62 moons, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and Earth just one.
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Two Moons of Mars

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Mars for Living:

  • Mars had an oxygen-rich environment around 4 billion years ago.
  • Over 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonise Mars in 2022.
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Mars Colonisation

  • Scientists want to start global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonisation.
  • Mars has the highest dust storms in the Solar System. They can last for months and can comprise the entire planet.

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Unknown Facts about Mars:

  • On Mars, sunsets are blue.
  • In 1610, Mars was viewed by Galileo, the 1st one to see it via telescope.
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Mars can be seen through our Naked Eye.

  • Mars has a flag. A NASA engineer designed it.
  • According to the NASA, it would cost around US$18,000 to send a letter to Mars.
  • The Avg. temperature on Mars is -81°F (-63°C).
  • In 1997, three men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors around 3,000 years ago.
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Three Men from Yemen claimed for Mars

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Mars Robots:

  • On its one-year anniversary, the NASA’s Curiosity Rover sang the “Happy Birthday” tune to itself on Mars.
  • The German Aerospace Center (GAC) discovered that Earth lichens could survive in simulated Mars conditions.
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Mars Robots

  • Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
  • Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise.
  • The first successful Mars flyby was in the year 1965 by the Mariner 4.
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Mars Landing

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Interesting Facts:

  • Mars has the tallest known mountain range on a planet of our Solar System, with a height of 22 km (14 mi).
  • The movie Gravity was more costly than the Indian Mars mission.
  • The soil on Mars is particularly suitable for growing asparagus.
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Soil in Mars

  • Mar’s craters larger than 60 km are named for late scientists, writers and others who have contributed to the study of Mars.
  • Your weight in the planet Mars is over 60% less than on Earth.
  • In 1840, areographer Johann Heinrich Madler combined ten years of observations and drew the first map of Mars.

These are the various Mars Facts we all should know.

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