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Top facts about Mars.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and is the second smallest planet in the solar system. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars is also often described as the “Red Planet” due to its reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere composed primarily of carbon dioxide. Mars Planet ProfileEquatorial Diameter:6,792 kmPolar Diameter:6,752 kmMass:6.42 x 10^23 kg (10.7% Earth)Moons:2 (Phobos & Deimos)Orbit Distance:227,943,824 km (1.52 AU)Orbit Period:687 days (1.9 years)Surface Temperature:-153 to 20 °CFirst Record:2nd millennium BCRecorded By:Egyptian astronomers Mars DiagramsMars size compared to Earth Mars distance from the Sun and orbital eccentricity Facts about MarsMars and Earth have approximately the same landmass.
Even though Mars has only 15% of the Earth’s volume and just over 10% of the Earth’s mass, around two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. Martian surface gravity is only 37% of the Earth’s (meaning you could leap nearly thre…

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