According to Space.com, the atmosphere on Mars is around 100 times thinner compared to that of the Earth's and is composed of about 95 percent carbon dioxide. However, the Martian atmosphere is still thick enough to sustain weather, winds and clouds.
Mars' atmosphere is made mostly of carbon dioxide, with some nitrogen and argon. It has a very small amount of oxygen and carbon monoxide and tiny amounts of noble gases and other compounds. Earth's atmosphere is 100 times thicker than the atmosphere of Mars.
The composition of Mars' atmosphere is 95.32 percent carbon dioxide, 2.7 percent nitrogen, 1.6 percent oxygen and 0.08 percent carbon monoxide. The remaining 0.3 percent is made up of various trace elements.
As of 2015 there is no conclusive evidence that life on Mars exists or has ever existed, but scientists are hesitant to give a definitive answer without conclusive data. Most experts agree that it is theoretically possible that Mars could have life, but without evidence...
The atmosphere is the blanket of gases that surround a planet. Earth's atmosphere has evolved from being one filled with carbon dioxide and water vapor to one containing mainly nitrogen and oxygen.
Mars is made of basalt, feldspar, pyroxenes, olivine and other materials that form rocks. The abundance of iron oxide, or rust, in the soil gives it its reddish color. The alkaline soil contains substances such as magnesium, potassium, oxygen, salts and chlorine.
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 the planet experiences all four seasons due to its a...