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What number is mars from the sun?
Mars is the fourth closest planet to the sun which makes it the perfect temperature!
What is the distance between Earth and Mars?
The average distance between earth and mars is 255 million Km. The furthest apart they can be is 400 million Km. Imagine two cars on a track, and one is always on the inside while the other is on the outside. Earth is on the inside track, and so it gets around quicker. Sometimes it’s close to Mars, when it’s making a pass, and other times it’s far away, at the other side of the track.
What is the closest planet to Mars? How far is that?
The closest planet to Mars is Earth at a minimum of 55 million Km apart , and a maximum of 400 million Km apart.
What makes up Marses atmosphere?
Carbon Dioxide 95.32% ,Nitrogen 2.7% ,Argon 1.6% ,Oxygen 0.13% ,Carbon Monoxide 0.07% ,Water Vapor 0.03% ,Nitric Oxide .0013% Trace gases(including krypton, methane, etc)
What makes up the surface?
The common temperature on Mars is minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit -- way below freezing! Its surface is made of rock, with canyons, volcanoes, dry lake beds and craters all over . Red dust covers most of its ground. Mars has clouds and wind just like our planet.
How long does it take for mars to orbit the sun?
A Martian year is longer than an Earth year because the planet is farther from the Sun and, therefore, it has to travel a longer distance to complete its orbit. One Martian year lasts about 669 Martian days (or about 687 Earth days. So it takes one whole martian year for mars to orbit the sun.
How long does it take mars to spin on its axis?
Mars rotates on its axis, completing one full rotation every 24.6 hours. The axis of Mars is slanted at 25 degrees and 12 minutes relative to its orbital plane about the Sun.
o What, if any, myth or legend is about this planet?
Myth 1: That Martians built complex canals on Mars
The first people to see Mars through a telescope were convinced that strange features dotted the surface of the Red Planet. In 1877, an Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli observed what he called "canali," or canals, on the Martian surface. Could these features be evidence of farming and civilized life?
An American businessman Percival Lowell certainly thought so. His drawings of the canals and his three books on the planet published between 1895 and 1908 spread the idea that intelligent life had built the canals in a desperate attempt to draw water from Mars' polar ice caps.
Here is a picture of Percival and his drawing of Mars showing the “canals”.
This would have attracted people to the idea of living on Mars as it had water to sustain life.
Yes, Mars has two tiny moons named Phobos and Deimos. Their names mean fear and panic in Latin. Phobos and Deimos are not round like our Moon. They are much smaller and have irregular shapes like rocks.Sales idea: Mars’ moons are interesting because the moons aren’t round so if you’re looking for something less ordinary Mars’ moons are perfect.
Has any space missions visited this planet? Which ones?
o Does the planet have any moons and/or rings? If so, what are their names?
Starting in 1960 there have been over 50 documented missions to mars by America , Russia , Japan , China , Europe and India. The early missions in the 1960s were fly bys or orbiters unfortunately many of them failed to launch. The first successful fly by was by the American mariner 4 on the 28th of November 1964. The first successful orbit was the American mariner 9 on the 30th of may 1971.The first successful landing on Mars was by the American Viking 1 on 20th of August 1975.
India’s Mangalyaan—the world’s cheapest Mars mission—has sent back some stunning images of the red planet’s surface.
On July 19, the mission snapped images of Ophir Chasma, a massive canyon that is some 317 kilometres long and 62 metres wide. It is part of the Valles Marineris, a system of canyons on Mars that’s about 4,000-km long—nine times the length of the Grand Canyon in the US.
Launched on Nov. 05, 2013 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as its first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan reached the Mars orbit in Sept. 2014. Since then it has been monitoring the planet and studying its surface and atmosphere.
Here are some photos taken by the Mangalyaan mission.
o Anything else interesting?
- Mars is called the red planet because it is covered with rust-like dust. Even the atmosphere is a pinky red, colored by miniature particles of dust thrown up from the exterior of the planet.
- Mars has many giant volcanoes and is home to Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in our solar system; it stands 21km high and is 600km across the ground.
- Mars has a very thin stratosphere made mostly of carbon dioxide. It is not thick enough to trap the sun's heat like Venus, so the planet is very chilly. Temperatures vary from -120 Degrees Celsius on winter nights to 25 Degrees Celsius in the summer.So if you like the cold this is the planet for you.
- Mars has many channels, plains and canyons on the surface which could have been caused by water erosion in the past.
- Mars has very weak gravity which means that it will be lots of fun bouncing around!
- The polar ice caps consist of frozen Co2 (dry ice) which lies over a layer of ice so have fun on the skis that come with your planet!