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Graham's project

  1. 1. Facts On MarsBy: Maya Rose Johnson/Tinius
  2. 2. Mars Name Mars , The Red Planet, was named after the Roman God of War. Because it appears to be red when viewed in the sky.The ancient Egyptians named the planet Her Descher meaning the red one.
  3. 3. Mars Position And Distance Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. The perihelion is the point in the orbit of a planet, asteroid or comet where it is nearest to the sun. Mars’ perihelion is 207 million kilometers. Mars orbit is not unusual it’s just further from the sun.
  4. 4. Mars’ Rotation And Size Mars is the smallest in terms of other planets. 0.376 times Earth’s gravity would be 3.687 newton per kilogram. A 100 pound person would weigh 37.7 pounds on Mars.
  5. 5. Mars’ Orbit In One Year 687 days on Earth equals one full year on Mars. The distance that Mars travels around the sun is calculated to be 977,388,717 miles.
  6. 6. Mars’ Atmosphere Mars Atmosphere The atmosphere of Mars is made of 95% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen, 1.6% argon, and contains oxygen, water, and methane. The atmosphere is thin on Mars.
  7. 7. Mars’ Atmosphere The temperature on Mars changes around -220⁰F in the Winter to 70⁰Fin the summer. Mars is colder than Earth for two reasons, it’s further from the Sun, andMars has no atmosphere to speak of.
  8. 8. Bibliography• Answers.com 2012 http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_composition_of_the_atmosphere_of_Mars• Views of the Solar System 2011 http://www.solarviews.com/eng/mars.htm• NASA 2012 http://www.nasa.gov/• Discovery Channel Race To Mars 2006 http://www.racetomars.ca/mars/• Yes I can Science! 2011 http://www.yesican-science.ca/• Courtenay Middle School http://web.sd71.bc.ca/courtenay_middle/• Wikiepedia 2012 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars

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