Interplanetary Space Commission

Introduction

Hello there, my name is Rover XXXIX. The XXXIX means the number 39.

I'm 10 years old on Earth, but on Mars I'm 5.32 years old.

My weight is 18.5 pounds on Earth, and 7 pounds on Mars!

My home planet, Mars is categorized as a terrestrial planet.

Basic Facts About Mars

Planet Mars is the fourth planet from the sun.

The surface on Mars is very dry marked with volcanoes and craters.

Mars is the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.

Mars has so little gravity,that it can't hold its atmosphere well.

The 'Red Planet' is another name for Mars.

Life on Mars

On Mars, it takes 1.88 Earth years to orbit the sun once. Mars travels at an average speed of 53,979 miles per hour or 86,871 kilometers per hour.

Mars rotation is about 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35 seconds.

A year on Mars is 687 Earth days and a day is about 1 day, 39 minutes, and 35 seconds.

The size of Mars is about half the size of Earth (53 percent). Mars is about 15% of Earth's volume. Also, Mars is 10% over Earth's mass.

Fascinating Facts

Mars takes its name for the Roman god of war. Ancient Greeks called the planet Mars Ares, their god of war. Romans believed the blood- red color of Mars associated with the god of war. Many ancient cultures focused on the color of Mars also. China astronomers called Mars 'The Red Star', and Egyptian priests called Mars 'Her Desher', or 'The Red One'.

The 'Red Giant' is also known for its violent dust storms. The dust storms can cover the entire planet for a whole month. These dust storms aren't as common as the smaller dust storms. During these dust storms, the power output of solar power decreases. Dust storms are very interesting and exciting to scientists.

Description of My Alien

Well, Rover XXXIX has some creative characteristics. First, Rover XXXIX possess antennas with radars that track when dust storms are coming. My alien would have radars to know when dust storms are coming and which way the storm is coming from to come up with a conclusion of which way to travel. My alien also has a long distance eye. His only eye can see more than 3 miles away. With this condition, he can see his predators, and hide from them.

Rover XXXIX is a consumer. Since, there are not any other species on Mars, known so far, Rover XXXIX would have to feed on its own species. On Mars, its a 'dog eat dog world'. The species of aliens would have to eat each other, so obviously my alien's predator would be its own species. Some world, Rover XXXIX has to live everyday protecting himself from his own kind.

My Sources

Websites:

www.planetsforkids.org/planet-mars.html      By: Mars For Kids

www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/age.shtml      By: Enchanted Learning

www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/.../what-is-mars-k4.html    By: NASA

www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/weight.shtml     By: Enchanted Learning

mars.nasa.gov/allaboutmars/extreme/martianyear/      By: NASA

Google  By: Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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Cute, and creative name.

2 years ago
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Looks good

2 years ago
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CREATIVE and looks good

2 years ago
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Good facts, and nice alien.

2 years ago
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I LOVE his name!!

2 years ago
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lots of facts. he is very creative

2 years ago
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Forgot to put picture of planet.

2 years ago
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There are a lot of interesting facts in this tack. Good job Myah