Mars

  1. The surface gravity on Mars is only about 38% of the surface gravity on Earth, so if you weigh 100 pounds on Earth, you would weigh only 38 pounds on Mars.
  2.  Mars is the second smallest planet in the solar system after mercury.
  3. And it is the fourth planet from the sun
  4. “SUNSETS ON MARS ARE BLUE.”
  5. Mars is being explored for over four decades now because it is considered as a favorable place for human existence.
  6. Mars is also referred to as the “Red Planet” because it has a high content of iron oxide which makes it appear reddish.
  7. Mars has a thin atmosphere.
  8. Mars has only two moons as compared to Uranus’ twenty-seven.
  9. They are named: Phobos and Deimos.
  10. These moons are small and are irregularly shaped.
  11.  The maximum pressure of Mar’s core is expected to be 400,000 times the pressure of Earth’s atmosphere at sea level.
  12. The density of Mars is 100 times less dense than Earth.
  13. Mars has low atmospheric pressure on its surface
  14. Mars takes twice the time Earth takes to complete a full revolution around the sun.
  15. The orbit of Mars and Earth are also not on the same plane. There is a tilt of a few degrees between the orbits of the two neighboring planets.
  16. “OLYMPUS MONS — THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM — IS ON MARS.”
  17. Photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2003, the red planet 11 hours before its closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years. Image credit – NASA
  18. Mars has sufficient ice on its polar regions
  19.  Solar Conjunction is the term used to describe the coming of Sun between the Earth and Mars.
  20. Ancient Babylonians named the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn.