The planet Mars has a rotational period of 24 hours, 39 minutes and 35 seconds. This rotational period means that the length of the Martian day is only 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth. More »

It takes Mars 24 hours, 37 minutes, 23 seconds to rotate on its axis. This is almost identical to the amount of time that it takes the Earth to rotate once on its axis. More »

Mars rotates on its axis once every 24 hours, 37 minutes and 22 seconds, according to Jerry Coffey of Universe Today. This gives it a day length similar to that of the Earth, though its years are considerably longer. More » Science Astronomy Planets

Much like Earth, it takes Mars about 24 hours 37 minutes to make a complete rotation. However, Mars takes 687 days to make a complete revolution around the sun. More »

Jupiter rotates at a speed of 28,273 miles per hour, making it the fastest rotating planet in the solar system. Unlike other planets, Jupiter is mainly made up of gases, which is why it does not rotate as slowly as the o... More » Science Astronomy Planets

The name for the planet Mars comes from the Roman god of war. This planet’s red color led to this name possibly because of the Romans' association of red with bloodshed and their god of war. Mars’ red color is due to the... More »

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. Its average distance from the sun is 141,633,120 miles, approximately 1.5 times that of Earth. More »