Mars is the second smallest planet in the solar system.
Distance from the Sun
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. Mars is 142 million miles away from the Sun.
What are days like on Mars?
One day on Mars is a little over 24 hours. One year on Mars is equal to almost two Earth years.
Surface of Mars
Mars is a rocky planet that has been changed by volcanoes, winds, and moving crusts. Mars does not have rings.
How Many Moons does Mars Have?
Evidence of Life
No evidence of life has been found on Mars. Scientists may believe that someday there can be life on Mars. The average temperature on Mars is -81 degrees Fahrenheit.
Visits to Mars
The United States have had 26 successful missions to Mars. Spacecraft have landed on Mars.
· Mars is known as the Red Planet because the rust makes the planet look red.
· Pieces of Mars have been found on Earth.
· Mars has seasons like Earth but they last twice as long.
· Mars has huge dust storms.