The Red Planet!
Welcome to Mars
Facts you should know:
Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun. Mars has the largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons. It has 2 moons and no rings and takes 687 days to orbit the sun. This red planet takes 1 day and 4 minutes for the rotational period.
Distance from Earth:
33.9 million miles from planet Earth. Earth is also the closest planet to Mars.
Elements in Mars atmosphere:
Oxygen= 21%, Carbon Dioxide=0,004%, Nitrogen=78%, Other=less than 1%
Mars is a cold planet planet (negative degrees) with storms and snow.
Other interesting facts:
Mars had had many space mission attempts with only 4 resulting in finally landing on the planet. Mars has 7 current orbit missions that have been sent to the planet. Its also has large canyon systems and running water erosion.
This planets mass is 639E21 Kg... and has no martians, like many people seem to believe.