Is your kid showing interest in science subject? Is he/she very curious to know about planets, especially about mars? Then show this blog post to your kid, they will love it. Here I will talk about some interesting facts about mars for kids.

Facts About Mars For Kids
Curiosity Rover Taking Its Selfie

Facts About Mars For Kids

  1. Mars is the fourth planet far from the Sun.
  2. An Italian scientist Galileo Galilei discovered Mars for the first time in 1609.
  3. Mars diameter is 6,779 km.
  4. One year on Mars is equal to 687 days on Earth. Interesting right?
  5. Mars has two moons: Phobos and Deimos.
  6. Mars is also known as The Red Planet because of its red colour.
  7. One day on mars is 40 minutes longer than one day on Earth.
  8. According to a new study, scientist suggests that around 3.7 billion years ago, an asteroid impact happened on Mars. Which cause a high scale tsunami on planet Mars.
  9. Do you know how Mars got its name? It was named after the Roman god of war. His name was Mars.
  10. NASA’s Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to fly by Mars. It took 21 photos of Mars on July 14, 1965.
  11. First time in history, on July 4, 1997, a U.S. spacecraft named “Mars Pathfinder” landed a base station and a rover on Mars
  12. Sojourner was the first rover which was sent on Mars.
  13. There are seven robots on Mars right now.
  14. Mars has similar seasons like earth.
  15. NASA is going to launch it’s next rover “Mars 2020” on July 17 2020.
  16. There are lots of huge dust storms which happens on the surface of Mars.
  17. Mars has the biggest dust storm in the solar system.
  18. Apart from the earth, Mars is the only planet in our solar system which can sustain life.
  19. Temperature on mars surface is -153 to 20-degree celsius.
  20. The tallest in this solar system is on Mars. Its name is Olympus Mons.
  21. Mars is much cooler as compared to our Earth.
  22. First successful mission on Mars was by the USA in 1964.
  23. Mars is one of the brightest planets in our solar system.
  24. Mars atmosphere consists entirely of carbon dioxide.
  25. In 2003, Mars came closest to Earth in almost 60,000 years, reaching a distance of 34.8 million miles from Earth.
  26. On its one-year anniversary on Mars, Curiosity Rover sang Happy Birthday.
  27. Time to time because of low gravity, pieces of Mars have fallen on earth.
  28. The density of Mars is less than Earth.
  29. Around 100000 people have already applied for a trip to The Red Planet.

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