Mars Facts: Did you know these interesting facts about the Red Planet?

May 6, By Bindiya Bhatt

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1. Martian Moons

Mars has two moons – Phobos and Beimos. While the size of Phobos is 13.8 miles (22.2 km), Deimos measures 7.8 miles (12.6 km).

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2. Size

The size of Mars is 4,220 miles (6,792 km), while our Earth measures 7,926 miles (12,756 km).

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3. Weight

If you weighed 100 lbs on Earth, you would weigh only 38 lbs on Mars.

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4. Distance from Earth

The minimum distance from Earth to Mars is about 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers).

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5. Year

A year on the Red Planet (687 days) is almost twice as long as a year on Earth (365 days).

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6. Volume

It would take more than six of Mars to fill the volume of Earth.

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7. Seasons and atmosphere

Mars has seasons just like Earth. But because the year in Mars is almost twice as long, its seasons are longer too.

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8. Gravity

You’d experience 62.5 per cent less gravity than you are used to on Earth.

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9. Largest dust storms

Mars has the largest dust storms that can last for months and cover the entire planet.

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10. Pieces of Mars fell on Earth

Scientists found tiny traces of Martian atmosphere were violently ejected from Mars and then crashed into Earth.

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11. Signs of liquid water on Mars

It has been known for years that Mars has water in the form of ice.


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