By Sam West

Mars Facts

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun, and the second smallest planet in the solar system.

Mars was named after the roman god of war.

It is referred to as the red planet.

Mars has valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps like the earth.

Mars has the largest volcano in the solar system called olympus mons.

227.9 million Km.

Rotation: 687 days Revolution: 1.88 earth years

Mars moons are Phobos and Deimos.

Average temp. of mars is −67 °F

Mars is covered in a fine dust and under that dust, it is mainly made of basalt.

Mars is the 4th planet from the sun.

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