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