All about Mars

Named after the Roman god of war, Mars has an atmosphere that is 100 times thinner than the atmosphere of Earth. As a result, Mars' atmosphere cannot retain heat, and the surface of Mars has an average temperature of -81 °F. During winter, temperatures at the poles drop even further, reaching lows of -195 °F. A Martian year lasts 687 days; each day themselves are about the same as on Earth – 24 hours and then an extra 9 minutes. It has two moons called Phobos and Deimos

All about Mars

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