What is special on Mars?

​Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun – a dusty, cold, desert world with a very thin atmosphere. Mars is also a dynamic planet with seasons, polar ice caps, canyons, extinct volcanoes, and evidence that it was even more active in the past.

What are 10 interesting facts about Mars?

10 Interesting Facts About Mars

  • Mars Had Water In The Ancient Past:
  • Mars Has Frozen Water Today:
  • Mars Used To Have A Thicker Atmosphere:
  • Mars Has Some Extreme Highs And Lows In Terrain:
  • Mars Has Two Moons – And One Of Them Is Doomed:
  • We Have Pieces Of Mars On Earth:
  • Mars Would Kill An Unprotected Astronaut Quickly:

What is the craziest fact about Mars?

It would take about 6 Mars's to fill up the volume of Earth! But a year on Mars is quite long! On Earth, our year is 365 days. Mars has a year that lasts 687 days, which is almost twice as long as ours.

What are facts about Mars for kids?

Mars is about half the size of Earth. Mars is known as the Red Planet because the iron oxide chemicals in its soil looks like rust. Mars is named for the ancient Roman god of war. Mars is the fourth planet from its Sun and is the second smallest planet in the solar system.

Why is Mars called the god of war?

Mars is named after the Roman god of war. Many believe that ancient peoples associated Mars with bloodshed and war because of its red color. The Romans were not the only society to associate the planet with bloodshed. The ancient Babylonians called it Nergal, after their god of fire, war, and destruction.

Can plants grow on Mars?

Research suggests Martian soil has some of the nutrients plants need to grow and survive (see “Plants' Nutrients,” right). But because of Mars's extremely cold conditions, plants such as Watney's potatoes would need to grow inside a controlled environment, such as his Hab.

Can people live on Mars?

Human survival on Mars would require living in artificial Mars habitats with complex life-support systems. One key aspect of this would be water processing systems. Being made mainly of water, a human being would die in a matter of days without it.