Mars by:christian parker

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The diameter or size of the planet - Mars's size is 4,221 miles.

The period or rotation and revolution - One year in Mars is roughly 687 days long.

Average distance from the sun - The average distance from the sun is 128,000,000 miles.

Origin of the planet’s name - People named Mars after a Greek god of war.

Average surface temperature or range of temperature - Mars's average temperature is -100 F.

4 Interesting Facts -

1. Mars is a blood-red color.

2. You can see mars at night (sometimes) without a telescope.

3. Babylonians mentioned Mars in records from about 3,000 years ago.

4. Observers have noted many strange things on the Martian surface, some of which they thought might be signs of life.

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Created with images by Efraimstochter - "chalk drawing celestial body school material" • MSVG - "A New Earth/ Hot Alien.. Planet" • skeeze - "mars planet space" • WikiImages - "mars planet building" • skeeze - "montage planets jupiter" • skeeze - "solar system planets space" • upsidedown astronomer - "Mars from last night" • chrismeller - "Mars" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "Hubble Takes Mars Portrait Near Close Approach" • NASAblueshift - "A Real Shooting Star" • AGeekMom - "The Planet Mars"

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