Due to its greater distance from the Sun, Mars has a much colder climate than Earth, with average temperatures of -80 degrees Fahrenheit. Although its atmosphere is very thin, clouds and storms still form on Mars, and th... More »

The force of gravity on the planet Mars is only about 38 percent as strong as that on Earth. Surface gravity on Mars is much weaker than that of Earth due to the planet's small size and relatively low mass. More »

Mars has two moons: Phobos and Deimos. Both moons are irregularly shaped and very small in size compared to the Earth’s moon. Phobos is the larger of the two, with an average radius of 6.9 miles; Deimos has an average ra... More »

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The surface temperature on Mars varies between a low of negative 225 degrees Fahrenheit at the poles and a high of 70 degrees Fahrenheit at the noontime equator during summer. Between the equator and the poles, the tempe... More »