By Hunter Glickel

The Red Planet

Mars is called the Red Planet. The distance from the Sun is 227,940 miles. The number of moons is two. Mars is the third planet from the sun. One day on Mars equals 39 Earth days. One year on Mars equals 103 Earth days.

Planet Research Information

My planet got its name from the Roman god Ares. The average temperature is cold. The air is thin and has dusty storms. Mars is smaller than Earth. Mars color is orange-brown. It has a thin atmosphere, too thin to have any life. The Earth is bigger than Mars. Mars has dry dust, and ice poles. On Mars it is mostly deserts. The month March is named after Mars.