Thursday, October 15, 2015

Facts About Mars

Mars is a earthly planet with thin air, having surface features resembling both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth. That being said here are a few fun facts about Mars. I hope you enjoy.

10. Mars and Earth have roughly the same land mass.

9. Mars is the fourth celestial body from the Sun.

8. More than 100,000 people have register for a one-way ticket to colonize Mars in 2022.

7. March is named after the planet Mars.

6. Only 18 out of 40 missions to Mars have been successful.

Check Out The Martian by Andy Weir at A New York Times Best-Seller.

5. Mars experiences enormous dust storms which are the largest in our solar system.

4. On Mars, sunsets are actually blue.

3. During a winter on Mars, about twenty percent of the air freezes over.

2. While on Mars the Sun appears only about half the size as it does on Earth.

1. With the exception to Earth, Mars is the most hospitable for life.

Check Out Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet by Buzz Aldrin at

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