Interesting facts about Planet Mars

October 22, 2009 | In: Space Facts

Planet Mars diameter of about half the Earth, measuring only 6,800 km across.

The mass of Mars is 641,850,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg.

Mars is named after the Roman god of war because its red color reminded early observers of blood.

Mars is referred to as the Red Planet, due to its red soil made up of iron oxide.

The tallest mountain in the Solar System is the mighty Olympus Mons on Mars. It rises up 27 kilometers above the surrounding plains.

The largest canyon on Mars would stretch from New York to Los Angeles

Mars has some of the wildest weather in the solar system. The average temperature on Mars is about -80 degrees F (-60 degrees C), making it much colder than Earth.

Mars has two moons, their names are Deimos and Phobos.

The presence of liquid water on Mars is ruled out because of low atmospheric pressure.

One year on Mars is equal to 687 days on Earth.

Despite the fact that the word “Martian” comes from Mars, there is no life on Mars as far as we know.

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2 Responses to Interesting facts about Planet Mars


santunu Kumar

December 11th, 2009 at 8:57 am

Now water has been discovered in Mars. So one of the fact has been proven wrong.



April 8th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

They have also found bacteria on Mars so that proves another fact wrong

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