MARS : Our Future Home

Today I am very excited to learn about Red Planet or Mars or Mangal. There are various similarities between Mars and Earth which makes it more suitable for life than other planets. As we know, in upcoming years Earth can not be able to support life anymore, due to our activities, Pollution, Climate Change, Increasing Population, Solar Storms, Asteroid etc. Hence we have to search our new home, which may be Mars. Let us analysis about Mars.

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. Named after the Roman god of war, and often described as the “Red Planet” due to its reddish appearance. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere composed primarily of carbon dioxide.

Mars Profile

Mass: 641,693,000,000,000 billion kg (0.107 x Earth)
Equatorial Diameter: 6,805
Polar Diameter: 6,755
Equatorial Circumference: 21,297 km
Known Moons: 2
Notable Moons: Phobos & Deimos
Orbit Distance: 227,943,824 km (1.38 AU)
Orbit Period: 686.98 Earth days (1.88 Earth years)
Surface Temperature: -87 to -5 °C
First Record: 2nd millennium BC
Recorded By: Egyptian astronomers

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