6.39 × 10^23 kg
Is the mass of the planet
only slightly more than half the size of Earth
Imformation found @ buzzle.com/articles/planet-mars-fact-interesting-fact-about-mars.html?scrlybrkr
How long it takes to orbit around the sun
How long does it take to orbit around the sun?
Mars revolves or orbits around the Sun once every 1.88 Earth years, or once every 686.93 Earth days.
How long does it take to rotate around the sun once?
675 Earth Days
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The atmosphere of Mars is less than 1% of Earth's, so it does not protect the planet from the Sun's radiation nor does it do much to retain heat at the surface
Found information commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/file:MARS-Viking.jpg
In winter, near the poles temperatures can get down to minus 195 degrees F
A summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F
The two small bodies that orbit the red planet are both smaller than Earth's moon, and raise a number of questions about the formation of the early solar system.
Phobos and Deimos
Both are tiny — the larger, Phobos, is only 14 miles across (22 kilometers), while the smaller, Deimos, is only 8 miles (13 km), making them some of the smallest moons in the solar system.
people say it has some earth like things on this planet
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