25 Awesome Facts About Mars

Posted by , Updated on April 29, 2016

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Out of all the planets in the solar system, Mars is unique. It is the planet most like our own. Ever since humans started gazing into the sky, Mars has been the topic of conversation and debate. People have speculated for centuries as to whether there is life on Mars, and that debate continues today! In fact, recent discoveries have shown that Mars should be able to sustain various forms of life. Furthermore, there are several manned missions to Mars in the works and even debate as to whether the planet can be terraformed. This would mean inducing a form of global warming to create an atmosphere that could sustain human life. Mars isn’t just well known for its life possibilities though. It is also the location of the highest mountain in the solar system – Olympus Mons. Actually, it’s a volcano. It is several times higher than Mount Everest and covers the entire area of France. Now that is a big mountain! Mars is also the only other planet in our solar system that has polar ice caps! If these things haven’t wetted your appetite, read on because you’re sure to find out something interesting about our galactic neighbor! These are 25 awesome facts about Mars!

Featured Image: wikipedia


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The highest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons, is on Mars. It is three times the height of Everest and would cover most of France.

The highest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons, is on Mars.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
24

Mars is one of five planets you can see with your naked eye (Mars, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter).

Mars is one of 5 planets you can see with your naked eye (Mars, Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Jupiter)Source: earthsky.org, Image: wikipedia
23

The Indian mission to mars was actually cheaper than the filming of the movie Gravity.

The Indian mission to mars was actually cheaper than the filming of the movie GravitySource: nytimes, Image: wikipedia
22

The average surface temperature is -63 degrees Celsius (-81 degrees Fahrenheit).

The average surface temperature is -63 degrees celsius (-81 degrees fahrenheit)Source: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
21

In 1997 three men from Yemen sued NASA for invading Mars. They claimed that they had inherited it from their ancestors thousands of years ago.

In 1997 three men from Yemen sued NASA for invading Mars. They claimed that they had inherited it from their ancestors thousands of years agoSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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