Terrestrial Planet Cruise

Take a trip to Mercury, Venus, and Mars!

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Mercury

  • 35.98 million miles away from Sun
  • smallest of the 8 planets
  • diameter of 4880 km
  • rotation period of 59 days
  • orbits sun in 88 days
  • almost no atmosphere
  • daytime temperatures up to 840 degrees Fahrenheit

Venus

  • 67.24 million miles away from Sun
  • diameter is 95% of Earth's
  • mass is 82% of Earth's
  • orbit is located closest to Earth
  • orbital period of 225 days
  • rotation of 243 days
  • rotates clockwise unlike the rest of the planets
  • rocky terrain, calm winds
  • atmosphere of 96% carbon dioxide, 3.5% nitrogen

Mars

  • 141.6 million miles from Sun
  • diameter of about half of Earth's
  • density of 3.93 that of water
  • orbital period of 176 days
  • rotation period of 24 hours and 37 minutes
  • equator is tilted 25.2 degrees from it's orbital plane