13 August 2020
7 interesting facts about Mars
- Temperature on Mars oscillates between +55°C in summer and -130°C in winter. Sometimes it’s even colder.
- A day on Mars is called “sol” and is 24 hours and 37 minutes and a year on the Red Planet is 687 Earth days.
- There are two moons around Mars. They are named after mythological sons of Ares and Aphrodite: Phobos and Deimos.
- Mars is the fourth planet in the Solar system. It is located 230 million km from the sun.
- Mars is almost half the size of the Earth and its mass is only 10% of our planet’s mass.
- The sun setting on Mars is blue.
- Currently there are six orbiters, one lander and one rover operating on Mars.
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