Interplanetary Space Commission, Passport
- Species:Sedilia Saxo (meaning living rock)
- Name:Shardavion V
- Age: 6 years on Earth, 3.6 on Mars.
- Planet of Birth: The Terrestrial planet of Mars.
- Weight 5 pounds on Earth, 2.262 pounds on Mars.
Distance from the Sun: At 142 million miles from the Sun, Mars is the fourth planet from the sun.
Moons: Mars has two moons. (Phobos and Deimos) Phobos is Mars' bigger moon. It has been battered by thousands of meteorites and almost destroyed by a massive impact. And it is now on a collision course with the Planet of Mars.
Mars' smaller moon, Deimos is very small and lumpy. Deimos was also battered by thousands of meteorites and was named after the son of Ares in Greek mythology.
Mars' atmosphere is very thin and is 95 percent carbon dioxide. The air is also very dusty at times and the dust is sometimes blown into the atmosphere. Mars is also very cold. The surface of Mars is made of rusted iron-oxide dust. There are commonly occurring dust storms that can engulf large portions of the planet. Mars' average temperature is -77.5 degrees. (Fahrenheit)
A Day in the Life
Mars revolves around the sun at an average speed of 53,979 mph.
Mars rotates on it's axis every 24.6229 hours. It rotates a little bit slower than Earth.
Mars' day is 24.6 hours long and it's year is 696.9 Earth days long.
Mars has a diameter of 4,196 miles and is 53% of Earth's size.
Interesting facts about Mars:
Mars is often called the red planet because it has a surface of rusted iron oxide. Mars was named after the Roman god of war and the atmosphere is composed mainly of carbon dioxide. Mars is thought to have had water on it's surface but by now it is frozen solid.
Some people believe that Mars may be able to support life. Even though Mars is significantly smaller than Earth it has the same amount of dry land as Earth because of the massive amount of water covering the surface. Mars only has 37% of Earth's gravity and you can jump about three times higher on Mars than you would on Earth.
My alien is reddish-tan in appearance and shaped to look like a rock to provide natural camouflage. My alien also has "mini craters" on it's skin to make it blend with it's surroundings. My alien also has particularly thick skin to help it deal with the extreme colds of Mars. My alien is a Omnivore and because of that is obviously a consumer. The Sedillia Saxo (my alien's species) is most easily compared to a turtle on Earth. It eats smaller organisms and plants. He is then fed on by even bigger organisms that are higher up the food chain.