> The name of the
month March derives from Mars.
> The first
spacecraft to visit Mars was Mariner 4 in 1965.
> Mars is the
seventh largest planet in our solar system.
equatorial radius of Mars is 3,397 km.
scientists discovered ice water under the surface of Mars and it
has capacity to fill Michigan Lake twice.
> Mars is
further away from the sun than Earth. Mars average distance from
the sun is 142 million miles while Earth’s average distance from
the sun is only 93 million miles.
temperature on Mars is much colder than Earth. The average Mars
temperature is –87 degrees F with Earth’s average temperature
being 57 degrees F.