Mars

Fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System This article is about the planet. For the deity, see Mars (mythology). For other uses, see Mars (disambiguation).

Apparent magnitude−2.94 to +1.86Angular diameter3.5–25.1″AtmosphereSurface pressure0.636 (0.4–0.87):kPa
0.00628:atmComposition by volume

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System, being larger than only Mercury. In English, Mars carries the name of the Roman god of war and is often referred to as the "Red Planet". The latter refers to the effect of the iron oxide prevalent on Mars's surface, which gives it a reddish appearance (as shown), that is distinctive among the astronomical bodies visible to the naked eye. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, with surface features reminiscent of the impact craters of the Moon and the valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth.

The days and seasons are comparable to those of Earth, because the rotational period as well as the tilt of the rotational axis relative to the ecliptic plane are similar. Mars is the site of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano and highest known mountain on any planet in the Solar System, and of Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons in the Solar Sy... ...read more

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