Go to Mars and See the Stars!

Voyagers, Skye Ryer

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Mission to Mars Project

Mars Day and Night...

Yes, Mars does have a day and night. First of all, it spins on a 25 degree axis, it has access to the sun, and it is a planet. This shows what's necessary for day and night. Specifically, a full rotation on it's axis is 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35.244 seconds. This shows the time it takes for one full day and night. How day and night happens, is by Mars spins on its' axis, and the sun
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Years on Mars...

Mars also has years. This is because it has the necessities for having years. For example, it revolves around the sun. Also, the length of a year on Mars is about 687 Earth days. (A year is one period of revolution, or one full revolution around the sun.)
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Seasons on Mars...

Yes, Mars also has seasons. This is because it has a sun, it revolves around the sun, and again, it has a 25 degree tilt on its axis. Basically the process is that as a planet revolves around the sun on its axis, and the planet gets either closer or away from the sun causing higher or lower temperatures. (A.K.A Summer solstice or Winter Solstice). That occurs on the planet Mars as well, because it has all of those factors.
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Phases of the Moon on Mars...

Mars will have phases of the moon. This is because it has a moon(s) which are called Phobos and Deimos. Another aspect that contributes to phases of the moon on Mars, is that it does have a sun, which is critical as well for moon phases, because you need the sunlight to reflect off the moon to cause phases. Lastly, another necessity that you need for moon phases is revolution. By this, the moons, (Phobos and Deimos) have to obit around Mars to show the different amounts of light on the moon.
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Tides on Mars...

No, Mars will not have tides. This is because it has no formal bodies of water or oceans. However, it does have frozen water on its' surface, but that won't make the cut. Mars does have moons, which you need for tides, (because if it's gravitational force) but again, there is no coastlines or oceans.

Eclipses on Mars...

Eclipses are when something in space comes between the sun and another object. A solar eclipse is during a new moon, when the moon sometimes passes directly between the sun and and Mars (or any planet). Secondly, a lunar eclipse is when the moon passes into Mars's shadow. This can take place only during a full moon phase. The reddish tint you see on the moon during an eclipse is from the sunlight refracting on the atmosphere and on the moon. So yes, Mars will have eclipses. This is because again, it has moons, it has access to the sun, and the moons do orbit the planet. Lastly, the moon can be on the same plane at full and new moon phases. This shows that Mars will have the capabilities for eclipses.
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Similarities between Earth and Mars...

  1. Both Earth and Mars rotate on their axis.
  2. In order for moon phases, they both have a sun, and they both have moons that orbit around the planet. This will let both of them have phases of the moon.
  3. Both Mars and Earth will have solar eclipses because their moon(s) orbit around them, while the sun casts light off, so when they get in the full moon position, they can both can have lunar eclipses.

Differences between Earth and Mars...

1. One difference between Earth and Mars is that Earth can have tides because it has water, and the moon and the sun pulls gravity on it. However, Mars doesn't have tides, so the sun, Phobos, and Deimos can't pull the waters gravity on it either. Also if Mars did have oceans for tides, the tides would still be different because Mars has two moons, so one moons might be pulling the water in different ways against the sun, as well.

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