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.
- Back to Planets