Solar System

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Visit these amazing
destinations in

SPACE:


Milky Way
Solar System
Stars
Sun
Black Holes
Asteroids
Comets
Meteorites
Moon

Telescopes

Visit these amazing
destinations in
SPACE:

Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus

Neptune
Pluto






 

Picture Credit: NASA/JPL

My Notes:

Mars

  Despite its warm, red coloring, Mars is a very cold planet even on its hottest day.

The atmosphere on Mars is deadly for humans because it is composed of 95% carbon dioxide.

The Martian atmosphere is thin due to very weak gravitational and magnetic fields.

Much of what is known about the surface and atmosphere of Mars is from the Viking 1 and 2 probes that gathered information and performed experiments on the surface.

More recently, we have sent really cool rovers that are still taking pictures and gathering information about Mars.

It is believed that the surface of Mars was once covered with water, much like Earth, and it has recently been discovered that there may be frozen water beneath the surface of the planet.

Mars is very active tectonically; as a result, there is a lot of volcanic and seismic activity.

The biggest Martian volcano, Olympus Mons, is the largest known volcano in the universe.

Mars has two natural satellites named Phobos and Deimos.

The irregular shapes and orbits of these two satellites lead scientists to believe that these were probably asteroids that passed too close to Mars and were pulled into their current orbit by the gravitational pull of Mars.


 
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