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  Mars Information, Planet Mars, The Planet Mars at SPACE.com
Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, both of which are relatively small in size and not shaped in perfect spheres like the Earth’s moon.
Mars can be easily seen from Earth without a telescope at a brightness that is only surpassed by the planet Venus, the Moon and the Sun.
Currently, the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity are close to entering their third year exploring the surface of the Mars, gathering images and information so that we may continue to increase our knowledge and understanding of the Red Planet, as well as the possibility of past or future life on Mars.
www.space.com /mars   (699 words)

  Mars (planet) - guideofcasinos.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mars has only a quarter the surface area of the Earth and only one-tenth the mass (though its surface area is approximately equal to that of the Earth's dry land because Mars lacks oceans).
The atmosphere on Mars is 95 percent carbon dioxide, 3 percent nitrogen, 1.6 percent argon, and traces of oxygen and water.
The datum for Mars is defined by the fourth-degree and fourth-order spherical harmonic gravity field, with the zero altitude defined by the 610.5 Pa (6.105 mbar) atmospheric pressure surface (approximately 0.6% of Earth's) at a temperature of 273.16 K. This pressure and temperature correspond to the triple point of water.
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  Mars - MSN Encarta
Mars (planet), one of the planets in the solar system, it is the fourth planet from the Sun and orbits the Sun at an average distance of about 228 million km (141.7 million mi), or 1.524 astronomical units (AU).
Mars is named for the Roman god of war and is sometimes called the red planet because it appears fiery red in Earth’s night sky.
Mars is believed to be about the same age as Earth, having formed from the same spinning, condensing cloud of gas and dust that formed the Sun and the other planets about 4.6 billion years ago.
ca.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566582/Mars_(planet).html   (1728 words)

 Solar System Information: MARS
Today, Mars is recognized as not only the most fascinating planet in our entire galaxy--the "Galaxy 500," as it is known by scientists-- but as a promising vacation spot for interplanetary leisure-makers, those who will likely be able to travel to Mars quickly and conveniently in the very near future.
The largest area of spickland on Mars, a region known as "the devil's hairbrush," lies near the planet's south pole and can be easily seen with a simple telescope or pair of binoculars.
Mars is under extremely high pressure, The Martian environment has an universally-indexed pressure quotient of over 6.2 baraunits, almost seven thousand, six hundred, and fifty-three times greater than the pressure we experience at sea level.
www.idiotica.com /cranium/encyclopedia/content/mars.htm   (652 words)

 Mars Introduction
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and is commonly referred to as the Red Planet.
The average recorded temperature on Mars is -63° C (-81° F) with a maximum temperature of 20° C (68° F) and a minimum of -140° C (-220° F).
One of the discoveries of the Mariner 9 spacecraft was that the south polar cap of Mars was made of thin layers or laminations of ice and sediment.
www.solarviews.com /eng/mars.htm   (2575 words)

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest:
The southern hemisphere of Mars is predominantly ancient cratered highlands somewhat similar to the Moon.
Mars' thin atmosphere produces a greenhouse effect but it is only enough to raise the surface temperature by 5 degrees (K); much less than what we see on Venus and Earth.
www.nineplanets.org /mars.html   (2240 words)

The southern hemisphere of Mars is predominantly ancient cratered highlands somewhat similar to the Moon.
Mars' thin atmosphere produces a greenhouse effect but it is only enough to raise the surface temperature by 5 degrees (K); much less than what we see on Venus and Earth.
Mars is a difficult but rewarding target for an amateur telescope though only for the three or four months each martian year when it is closest to Earth.
www.seds.org /nineplanets/nineplanets/mars.html   (2231 words)

 Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Home
Two months after sky-darkening dust from severe storms nearly killed NASA's Mars exploration rovers, the solar-powered robots are awake and ready to continue their mission.
NASA's twin Mars rovers, nearing the third anniversary of their landings, are getting smarter as they get older.
Layers on Mars are yielding history lessons revealed by instruments flying overhead and rolling across the surface.
marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov /home   (730 words)

 Mars Astrobiology Magazine - Mars Exploration - Red Planet - terrestrial planet - Mars Exploration :: Mars, Red Planet, ...
But the history of viewing our planet as a pale blue dot as seen from afar has fueled the imagination ever since Voyager first saw Earth as a single pixel from the edge of our solar system.
The challenge is to forego some of their terrestrial training classes about what geology on another planet may actually be like, now that they are driving around Mars.
A tourist to a Mars analog location would have to pack well, because the destination may be cold, dry, and windy.
mars.astrobio.net /news/Topic7.html   (621 words)

 Mars (planet)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is named after Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology (the counterpart to Ares, the god of war in Greek mythology) because of its red color as viewed in the night sky.
Mars has an important place in human imagination due to the belief by some that life existed on Mars, due mainly to observations by many in the 19th century popularized by Percival Lowell and Giovanni Schiaparelli.
Mars is shown as being previously inhabited by an ancient race of aliens, who created a machine for producing a breathable atmosphere on the planet.
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 Mars - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Mars is known as the "Bringer of War" because of the fights that inevitably break out in any group over the very last candy bar.
Mars is also the English name for the planet Skaro which is home of the Daleks.
The primary exports of the planet Mars are M and M's, Mars bars and Martial Artworks.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Mars   (1392 words)

 The Planets: Understanding Astrology - astrology.com
Mars is the action Planet of the Zodiac.
This Planet commands you (and yes, Mars does rule the military) to stand up, be noticed and get things done -- sitting on the sidelines belongs somewhere else in the heavens.
Mars rules our sexuality and sexual energy, and governs weapons, accidents and surgery (the last two illustrating the yin and yang nature of this Planet).
www.astrology.com /aboutastrology/interpreting/planets/mars.html   (254 words)

 Mars (planet)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is named after Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology (the counterpart to Ares, the god of war in Greek mythology) because of its red colour as viewed in the night sky.
Mars' atmosphere is thin: the air pressure on the surface is only 750 pascals, about 0.75 percent of the average on Earth.
Mars has an important place in human imagination due to the belief by some that life existed on Mars, due mainly to observations by in the 19 century popularized by Percival Lowell and Giovanni Schiaparelli.
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 Mars -- the 4th planet
Mars continues its evening climb in the eastern sky and is growing in brightness and apparent diameter daily.
The planet Mars was in the news often in 2003 due to its close orbital pass.
Expect to hear about Mars often in 2004 as well due to a host of Missions to the red planet.
www.utahskies.org /solarsystem/planets/mars/index.shtml   (339 words)

 Mars (planet)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mars can be seen from Earth by the naked eye with a brightness of up to -2.9 magnitude, only surpassed by Venus, the Moon and the Sun.
Mars has two tiny natural moons, Phobos and Deimos, which orbit very close to the planet and are thought to be captured asteroids.
Mars has a fairly high eccentricity compared to other planets in the solar system, and has an average distance from the Sun of roughly 230 million km (1.5 AU).
www.alloffinance.com /Mars_%28planet%29.html   (4351 words)

Schiaparelli was an Italian astronomer who first mapped Mars (in 1877) and brought attention to the network of "canali" (Italian for canals or channels) on Mars.
Mars is 1.524 times farther from than the sun than the Earth is. It averages 141.6 million miles (227.9 million km) from the sun.
This is the symbol of the planet Mars.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/planets/mars   (995 words)

 CBC News In Depth: Space
Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and has often been called a sister planet to Earth.
The planet also has intriguing channels that look as though they were carved by flowing water, which suggests that Mars may once have been both wetter and warmer than it is today.
Because of the planet's cold temperature and thin atmosphere, liquid water is not stable on the Martian surface.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/space/mars_index.html   (2368 words)

 CNN.com - Mars in sights of Hubble camera, cruising probe - July 5, 2001
The Earth-orbiting Hubble focused on Mars during the red planet's closest approach to Earth in more than a decade, capturing in sharp detail the ice clouds, dust storms and sprawling landforms that dominate Mars.
Hubble scientists on Thursday released the image, which the observatory took on June 26 when Mars was about 43 million miles (68 million kilometers) from Earth.
The $300 million project will be the first to visit Mars since two NASA spacecraft disappeared near the red planet's surface in 1999.
archives.cnn.com /2001/TECH/space/07/05/mars.update   (463 words)

 Mars (astrology)
Mars is symbol of immense helmet on pedestal, across which a streak of lightning flashes; beside...
Mars, the God of War, is the ruler of Aries.
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 Amazon.com: Mars: Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet (National Geographic): Books: Paul Raeburn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On Mars the sky is pink, the polar caps are made of dry ice, the volcanoes are 17 miles high, and there is a little rock named Lozenge.
When one 19th-century scientist thought he spotted canals on the surface of the planet, many people jumped to the conclusion that there was water on Mars and that there must be life on the planet.
Mars: Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet, by Paul Raeburn and introduction and commentary by Mars Pathfinder project scientist Matt Golombek, is a book filled with a massive amount of detailed information.
www.amazon.com /Mars-Uncovering-Secrets-National-Geographic/dp/0792273737   (1917 words)

 Mars Exploration: Home
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself into a safe standby mode Wed., Nov. 7, after the on-board computer detected that one of the solar panels was moving slower than had been commanded.
The High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has confirmed that a dark pit seen on Mars in an earlier HiRISE image really is a vertical shaft that cuts through lava flow on the flank of the Arsia Mons volcano.
Phoenix Mars Lander today accomplished the first and largest of six course corrections planned during the spacecraft's flight from Earth to Mars.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov   (703 words)

 Planet Mars
Japan's Nozomi (for Hope; former Planet B) Mars orbiter was successfully launched on July 4, 1998 with a M-V-3 rocket, and flew 2 Lunar swingbys on September 24 and on December 18, 1998, and one Earth swingby on December 20, 1998.
To study Mars from orbit during its science mission from November 2006 to November 2008, perform high-resolution measurements including images with a resolution of 20 to 30 cm, and possibly serve as communications relay for later Mars landers until about February 2010.
Nasa officials have expressed their intention that these efforts should eventually be leading to a Mars mission with a human crew to be launched in 2018 (and to arrive at Mars in 2019), and to begin an era of permanent human presence on our neighbor planet.
www.seds.org /~spider/mars/mars.html   (2925 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Mars Spectacular
Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.
Mars had another close encounter with Earth in in 2005, but that occurrence took place in October (not August), and the red planet appeared about 20% smaller than it did during similar circumstances in 2003.
Not until 2018 will our view of Mars be similar to the one that was available in 2003, and it won't be until the year 2287 that Mars will come closer to Earth than it did back in 2003.
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