15 interesting facts about Mars

15. November 2015

1. Over 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonize Mars in 2022.mars1

2. On Mars, sunsets are blue.mars2

3. A year on Mars has 687 earth days.mars3

4. Mars has the tallest known mountain on a planet of our Solar System, with a height of 22 km.mars4

5. Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise.mars5

6. Mars is red because it is covered in rust.mars6

7. On its one-year anniversary, the NASA’s Curiosity Rover sang the “Happy Birthday” tune to itself on Mars.mars7

8. The average temperature in Mars is -81°F (-63°C).mars8

9. Your weight in Mars is over 60% less than on Earth.mars9

10. Mars is about half the size of the Earth.mars10

11. The soil on Mars is particularly good for growing asparagus.mars11

12. Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere around 4 billion years ago.mars12

13. Mars has a flag. It was designed by a NASA engineer.mars13

14. Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.mars14

15. google.com/mars/ offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.mars15

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