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I want to know about mars?

Asked by Debashish Ghosh, 17 Aug '08 11:00 pm
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Mars is a planet
Answered by Arshad Khan, 17 Aug '08 11:01 pm

 
  
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Mars pronounced /ˈmɑːrz/ is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance.

Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth. It is the site of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain in the Solar System, and of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon. Furthermore, in June 2008 three articles published in Nature presented evidence of an enormous impact crater in Mars' northern hemisphere, 10,600 km long by 8,500 km wide, or roughly four times larger than the largest impact crater yet discovered, the South Pole-Aitken basin.[5][6] In addition to its geographical features, Mars rotational period and seasonal cycles are likewise similar to those of Earth.

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Answered by Naveen Nallusamy, 22 Aug '08 06:15 pm

 
  
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