Mars By: Micah Cluey
Mars Mars is the 4th planet from the sun. Mars is the 2nd smallest planet. Mars was named after the Roman god of war Mars is often reffered to as “the red planet” for its reddish color. Mars is home to the second largest mountain in our solar system (Olympus Mons).
Mars Mars is a terrestrial (rocky) planet Mars has a thin atmosphere Mars has many impact craters Mars has two moons
Mars Mars orbit takes about 11 hours Mars is 230 million km from earth Mars axial tilt is: 25.19 degress Its orbital period takes 687 (earth) days Mars has an extremely cold atmosphere
Mars spacecraft Mars has currently/recently been home to 5 ships: Mars Odyssey, Mars Express ,Mars Reconnaissance orbit, Oppurtuntiy, and Curiosity . High Failure rate has got in the way of many launches but that doesn’t stop scientists from trying
Valles Mariners Valles Mariners covers nearly 1/5 of Mars circumference It is a system of canyons that run about 2,500 miles At some points it can be as wide as 125 miles Regions can reach depths of 6 miles. Valles Mariners stretches east-west just bellow the martian equator The Valles Mariners system empties into the Chyrse region, one of the lowest regions on mars
Olympus Mons Largest volcano in the sloar system Found in the Tharsis Montes region near the martain equator It is roughly the size of Arizona Olympus Mons ruses three times higher then Mount Everest Olympus Mons is a shield volcano. Rather than violently spewing molten material, shield volcano’s are created by lava slowly flowing down the sides