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Mars Facts

Mars is located right after Earth making it the fourth planet closest to the Sun. The planet’s name derives from an ancient Roman god of war.

The gravity on Mars is 3 times lower than Earth’s meaning that if you decide to jump, your distance will be increased by 3.

Parts from Mars surface has been found on Earth. This was the reason for starting missions to visit Mars. Only 16 were successful of all 39.

When a dust storm begins on Mars it covers the whole planet for a long period of time.

If you live on Mars you will see only half of the Sun compared to Earth.

The summer on Mars is really short but with high temperatures, whereas the temperature during the winter can freeze you out.

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A Picture of Mars

Here is a cool picture of the planet Mars (click to enlarge):

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