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Mars Facts

Mars Facts
  1. The diameter of Mars is about half that of Earth.
  2. Mars has two very small moons, Phobos and Deimos.
  3. Mars is most likely the only other planet in the solar system where people could live.
  4. Mars has polar ice caps that are believed to be made of frozen carbon-dioxide
  5. Mars looks red because of an abundance of iron oxides, rust.
  6. The Mars atmosphere is 95% Carbon Dioxide.
  7. Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest mountain in the Solar System and is three times higher than mount everest on Earth.
  8. Dust storms occur often on Mars and sometimes cover the entire planet.
  9. Mars has a "grand canyon", Valles Marineris which is over two thousand miles long. This canyon is almost two-thirds of the distance from New York to Los Angeles.
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