The Red Planet

By Zac, Tyler, and Manuel


Mars is the 4th planet from the sun. It is called The Red Planet. This planet has two moons.

Size of Mars

Mars is the second smallest planet in our solar system. This planet is only about half the size of our planet Earth. Mars has a diameter of 4,222 miles at it's equator.
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Mars was named after a Roman god.

Rotation and Orbit of Mars

Mars takes 24.5 hours to spin. Mars takes 687 days to get around the sun. The Red Planet has no rings.

Some scientists think there are rivers on Mars.

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