Stunning Mars Facts


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1. If you stood on the equator of Mars, the temperature would be 70 F at your feet, but 32 F at the top of your head.
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2. The Sun appears about half the size on Mars as it does from Earth.
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3. There have been two known fatalities of people suffocating on marshmallows while playing Chubby Bunny.
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4. Mars is the only planet whose surface can be seen in detail from the earth.
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5. There is clear geological evidence that there has been water on Mars.
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6. You can measure the speed of light with marshmallows and a microwave.
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7. Mars is the closest planet to the earth.
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8. If you weigh 100 pounds or kg on Earth, you would weigh 38 pounds or kg on Mars.
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9. Like Earth, the poles of Mars are covered in ice.
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10. During a Mars winter, almost 20% of the air freezes.
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11. Saddam Hussein’s regime destroyed 90% of Iraq’s marshes.
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12. Bruno Mars writes his own music...and he wrote "F--- You" for Cee Lo.

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13. There are a number of volcanoes on Mars but none seem to be geologically active.
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14. Mars has the tallest Volcano in the Solar System named Olympus Mons and it is 15 miles high which is three times the height of Mount Everest.
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15. NASA is developing a new engine that can shorten a Mars mission to days, set to be tested in 2014.
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16. The temperature on Mars can drop to as low as -133 degrees Celsius, or -207 degrees Fahrenheit.
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17. Mars is red because it is rusty. There is a lot of iron in the soil, and the air on Mars has made it turn red-just like rusty iron on Earth.
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18. Canyons were discovered on Mars that are assumed to have been created by floods of water.
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19. Mars is named after the roman god of war.
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20. Anyone 18 or older may apply for a trip to Mars, the fee for the application is $38USD.
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21. The 'Red Planet' isn't really red at all, NASA photographs indicate that it is more of a tan or butterscotch color.
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22. The soil on Mars is particularly good for growing asparagus.
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23. There are blueberries on Mars.
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24. Mount Olympus on Mars is the highest mountain in the solar system. It is 14 miles high and 388 miles wide

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