How much people weigh on Mars varies according to how much they weigh on Earth. Someone who weighs 160 pounds on Earth would weigh 59.5 pounds on Mars, according to the Athena Mars Exploration Rovers page hosted by Cornell University.Continue Reading
A person's weight depends on factors such as mass and gravity. Because Earth has a much greater mass than Mars, it has a stronger force of gravity. As a result, people weigh less on Mars than they do on Earth.
At one time, Pluto was the planet where a human would weigh the least. In 2006, Pluto was demoted from a planet to a dwarf planet, so as of May 2014, Mars is the planet where humans would weigh the least.Learn more about Planets
Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, has interested people for thousands of years, according to BBC News. However, whereas the people of ancient Greece and Rome found Mars fascinating for its red color, people today are more interested in finding water on the planet.Full Answer >
Mars is a little over half the size of the Earth. Its diameter is 4,222 miles, which is 53 percent of Earth's diameter. The planet's mass is also small, at about 10 percent of Earth's total.Full Answer >
Mars earned its famous moniker, "red planet," due to its red appearance that is highly visible from Earth. The distinct rusty-red color of Mars is attributed to the abundance of iron-rich soil that covers the planet's surface.Full Answer >
Depending on the time of year and its position in the sky, Mars can be seen from Earth with the naked eye or in more detail with a small telescope. To the naked eye, Mars appears as a bright red star. With a telescope, observers will be able to see things like the polar ice caps, clouds and impact craters.Full Answer >