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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mars Facts


     Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the last of terrestrial planets. Mars is named after the Roman god of War. It is also called as Red Planet because of reddish appearance due to the excess amount of Ferrous dust in the Mars atmosphere. Mars is the second smallest planet in the solar system.

Facts about Mars:
  • Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and the last terrestrial planet
  • Mars is named after the Roman god of War
  • The Landmass of Mars is very similar to our Earth
  • Only 16 out of 39 Mars Missions have been successful
  • Pieces of Mars have been found on Earth
  • Mars was once believed to be the existence of life
  • The tallest mountain known in the solar system is on Mars - Olympus Mons - 600 km 
  • Mars in the only planet which experiences huge dust storms - the largest storms
  • The Sun looks half of its size from Mars
  • In Our solar system, Life possibility is more on Mars next to Earth
  • The People on Mars will be called as Martians
  • Mars takes 687 earth days to complete one revolution around Sun
  • Mars is the only planet to have Polar Ice Caps after earth
  • Mars has seasons similar to Earth, but they prevail for months
  • The orbit of Mars is most eccentric of the eight planets
  • Mars has two moons - The Phobos and The Deimos
  • Mars does not have magnetic fields 
  • One of its moon Phobos is vanishing slowly
  • Opportunity and Curiosity are the only rovers currently active on Mars
  • The attempt for Exploration of Mars began in October 1960 by Russia 
Tags: Mars Facts | Planetary Facts | Space Facts


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