Mars The Red Planet
Planet Composition/Size <ul><li>Composition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>composed primarily of basalt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Moons <ul><li>Mars has two small satellites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phobos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deimos </li></ul></ul>...
Revolution/Rotation <ul><li>A solar day on Mars is 24 hours and 39 minutes long. </li></ul><ul><li>A Martian year is 1 yea...
Temperatures <ul><li>Martian surface temperatures vary from lows of about   −140 °C (-220 °F)   during the polar winters t...
Distance from Sun <ul><li>Mars is one of the inner, or terrestrial, planets. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the fourth planet fro...
Surface Features <ul><li>Mars is red in appearance </li></ul><ul><li>The surface of Mars is very rocky. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Interesting Facts <ul><li>Face on Mars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This image, showing what looks to be a human face and other f...
Resources <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Nine Planet...
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Mars About

  1. 1. Mars The Red Planet
  2. 2. Planet Composition/Size <ul><li>Composition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>composed primarily of basalt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>much of the surface is deeply covered by a fine iron oxide dust that has the consistency of talcum powder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>gives Mars its red color </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mars has approximately half the radius of Earth and only one-tenth the mass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>its surface area is only slightly less than the total area of Earth's dry land </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Moons <ul><li>Mars has two small satellites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phobos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deimos </li></ul></ul>Phobos Deimos
  4. 4. Revolution/Rotation <ul><li>A solar day on Mars is 24 hours and 39 minutes long. </li></ul><ul><li>A Martian year is 1 year, 320 days, and 18.2 hours. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Temperatures <ul><li>Martian surface temperatures vary from lows of about −140 °C (-220 °F) during the polar winters to highs of up to 20 °C (68 °F) in summers. </li></ul><ul><li>Mars also has the largest dust storms in the Solar System. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can vary from a storm over a small area, to gigantic storms that cover the entire planet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tend to occur when Mars is closest to the Sun </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Distance from Sun <ul><li>Mars is one of the inner, or terrestrial, planets. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the fourth planet from the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Mars’ average distance from the Sun is roughly 230 million km. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Surface Features <ul><li>Mars is red in appearance </li></ul><ul><li>The surface of Mars is very rocky. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a mountainous planet. </li></ul><ul><li>The volcano, Olympus Mons, is the highest mountain in the solar system. </li></ul>Olympus Mons
  8. 8. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Face on Mars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This image, showing what looks to be a human face and other features of the Cydonia region on the Martian surface, was produced using data from NASA's Viking 1 orbiter in 1976. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Resources <ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Nine Planets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.nineplanets.org / </li></ul></ul>

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