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Mars Facts

Diameter: 6 787Km
Distance from the Sun : 227 936 640Km (1AU)
Day length: 1.026 Earth day
Year length: 686.98 Earth days
Average surface temperature: -43C

Mars is named after the Roman god of war. For many eons there was speculation that Mars had life, as evidenced by the 'canals' that could be seen. Recent exploration on Mars by NASA has found some potential evidence for microscopic life, but that is not yet conclusive. The canals have been shown to be natural line-faults between Mars versions of our own Tectonic plates.