Mars: The Red Planet

1226 WordsFeb 22, 20185 Pages
Mars “We may discover resources on the moon or Mars that will boggle the imagination that will test our limits to dream. And the fascination generated by further exploration will inspire our young people to study math, and science, and engineering and create a new generation of innovators and pioneers.” (George W. Bush, a speech given at NASA, notable-quotes.com). Mars is also fourth planet from the sun. (See fig. 1 on page 5.) Mars is obviously the topic for this paper in which I’ll be writing. I will be telling about the size, mass, and density in my first paragraph. The second paragraph is going to be about the composition of Mars, the atmosphere, and the terrain. Next, after that it will be the revolution and rotation, its relative position, and its axis. After that I will be talking about the origin of the name of Mars. Then after the paragraph on visits, touchdowns, and flybys, I will conclude my essay. Mars is the second smallest planet in our solar system, the smallest is Mercury if you are not counting Pluto. Referencing to its size, you can put 56.8% of earth into Mars. (See the size difference in figure 2 on page 5.) This is pointing out how small Mars really is. The mass of Mars in scientific notation is 6.4185 times 10 to the twenty-third power in kilograms; it can also be said as 0.107 Earths. The density of the planet is 3.93 grams per centimeter cubed. That measurement is less than earth by 1.59 times. (nssdc.gsfc.nasn.gov). The
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