Interplanetary Space Commission



11.4 years old on Earth- 6 years old on Mars.

15 pounds on Earth-5.6 pounds on Mars.

Named after Roman God of War/ terrestrial planet.

Basic Facts

4the planet from sun

Two moons: Phobos and Deimos, thought to be captured asteroids, Phobos-panic/fear- Deimos-terror/dread, father-Mars.

Made mostly of carbon dioxide- 96% carbond dioxide, 21% Argon, 1.9% Nitrogen, 0.145% oxygen, and 0.0557% carbon monoxide.

Mars composition- has a core that is mainly iron and sulfur, wrapped in mantle that is silicates, cocooned by a crust made of basalt and enough iron oxide to give the planet a reddish color.

Reaches a high of 70˚F- reaches a low of -225˚F.

A Day In The Life

It takes Mars 686.93 Earth days to revolve or orbit around the sun once. It travels 53,979 miles per hours in its orbit around the sun. Mars rotation is 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35 seconds. It rotates counter clockwise at a speed of 868,22 km/h at the equator.

A solar day on Mars lasts 24 hours, 39 mintues, and 35 seconds. A sideral day on Mars lasts 24 hours, 37 mintues, and 22 seconds. A year on Mars is 686.98 Earth days.

Marss has a radius of 2,106 miles and a diameter of 4,196 miles.

Interesting Facts

Mars looks like a desert and has the largest dust storms in the solar system.

Mars has two satellites. As of September 2014 there have been 40 missions to Mars. The tallest mountain in the solar system is located on Mars. Scientist have found tiny pieces of Mars on Earth. The sun on Mars is about half the size it appears to be on Earth. Earth and Mars have about the same landmass. Mars is named after the Roman God of War.

Description Of Alien

My alien Ulifo does not have a nose because he does not have lungs to help him breathe. There is no oxygen on Mars which means no air. Ulifo has special skin that is really think to help keep him warm because it gets really cold on Mars. There is also a barrier on his skin to protect him from the toxic soil and radiation. Ulifo has very dry skin because of dehydration. He also has big eyes to help him stay awake longer and see better.


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