Mission To Mars

Justin Child, Devin, Quinn, Shane M.

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Day and Night

Mars has a day and night, it takes 24 hours and 25 minutes. Mars also has a day and night because of the Sun that Mars revolves around. When Mars rotates there are 2 sides, one is facing the Sun, and the other not facing the Sun. The side that is facing the Sun it will be daytime on that side. On the other side it will be night time because it is dark.

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A Year On Mars.

Mars revolves around the Sun every 687 Earth days. So, Mars' year is 687 days, which is 322 days longer than Earth (That's almost a whole extra year).

Eclipses

Mars will have eclipses, because the moon will eventually be blocked or block Mars. It will be different though because Mars has 2 moons so it may have a different result.


First on Moon, First on Mars

Tilt of Mars' Axis

Mars' axis is 25.2 degrees, ours is 23.5 degrees. That means the North will be faced more towards the Sun. During half of the year the North will be almost directly into the sunlight.

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Mars vs. Earth

Mars and Earth are similar to each other. The one major similarities is that both planets rotate and revolve. If the planets weren't rotating or revolving they would have no day and night, no seasons, etc. Mars however will not have tides, unlike Earth. Earth has 71% percent of oceans instead of land. Mars has land and water, but it has frozen water. Mars is similar, but is also different in some ways.


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Mars' Moons

Mars has 2 moons Phobos and Deimos. It takes Phobos 8 hours to revolve around Mars. It takes Deimos 30 hours to revolve around Mars. Deimos revolves on a 2 degree angle. Phobos revolves on a 1 degree angle.


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Seasons on Mars

Mars will have seasons. They will be different than seasons on Earth because Earth has a 23.5 degree tilt and Mars has a 25 degree tilt. But, Mars is also a little farther than the Sun than Earth.

Phases of the Moon

Mars will have phases of the moon, but they will be different than Earth because there are 2 moons and the moons are not in the same place as Earth. So, they will have phases of the moon because the sun will project different light on both moons.

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Tides

Mars will not have tides but, they will be different than Earth because they have 2 moons and they will not be in the same position as Earth's moons but they still will have tides. Mars will not have tides because they have no oceans.


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