Infographic: Mars Quick Facts

By Tonka Dobreva 09.29.2015 interact

NASA took its first close-up picture of Mars in 1965, and since then, there have been some fascinating discoveries about the mysterious Red Planet. Some of these discoveries lead some scientists to believe that the planet can be inhabited by humans some day. In fact, preparations are already on the way and volunteers are being recruited to establish the first human colony in space.

Just like Earth, Mars has polar ice caps and clouds in its atmosphere, seasonal weather patterns, volcanoes, canyons and — as you learned on the show today — even free-flowing water! But Mars is in many ways different than our home planet —  it is rocky, cold and dry.

Check out the infographic below, courtesy of NASA, to learn more facts about Mars.

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  1. chase yarbrough

    that is awesome

  2. pizzagirl

    I can’t believe theres water on mars. I’m glad cause when the earth explodes from getting to close to the sun we have an escape planet MARS!

  3. Billy

    Wow

  4. Hannah

    Hi

  5. Hannah

    Cool

  6. joshua headings

    that is unbelievable water on mars!!

    • terra

      why

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