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Which planet is Mars from the sun?

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun.


How far from the sun is Mars?

Mars is about 142 million miles from the sun.


What 2 planets are Mars closest to?

Mars is closest to Jupiter and Earth.


Compare Mars gravity to Earth's.

Mars gravity is 38% of Earth's gravity.


How much would a 100 lb object on Earth weigh on Mars?

38lb because Mars gravity is 38% of ours.


What is one thing that Mars is known for?

Mars is known for its dust storms.


Are there craters on Mars? And if so large or few amounts?

There are craters on Mars. There are lots of them.


What are the temperatures at Mars poles?

It is around -200 degrees Fahrenheit at Mars poles.


What is the color of the soil on Mars?

It is red.


What gives Mars soil its color?

Iron oxide (rust) gives it a red color.


What evidence do we have that there is water on Mars?

We know that there are canyons, water channels, fog, clouds, and ice at the poles.


Describe Chryse Planitia.

It is a plain. Viking 1landed there.


What are the two moons of Mars?

The two moons are Phobos and Deimos.


Where did the name Mars come from?

It came from Roman mythology.


Describe Valles Marinaris.

It is a canyon the width of Australia and it was discovered in 1997 by Mariner 9.


Describe the areas around the poles on Mars.

They are made of carbon dioxide and water. They are the coldest places on Mars and always dark in the winter. There are also sand dunes there.


Name some of the missions to Mars.

Mars global surveyor, Mars exploration rovers, Mars express, Mars odyssey, and Mars rovers.


Describe Olympus Mons.

Olympus Mons is 16 miles high and 370 miles in diameter. It is the tallest volcano on Mars. It is three times the height of Mount Everest and could possibly fit in Arizona. It is a shield volcano and has lots of runny lava.