25 Interesting Facts about Mars Planet
Mars is also called the ‘Red Planet‘ due to the presence of ferric oxide. India’s first Mars mission was released from Satish Dhawan Space Center on November 5, 2013. then India has become the world’s first country which has already completed its Mars mission in its endeavour. This planet is not habitable for humans, because the average temperature here is -55 ° C. Do you think you know everything there is to know about Mars planet? Think again! Check out these 25 interesting facts about Mars planet. you may have never heard.
This planet is the second-smallest planet in the entire solar system. Mars’s atmosphere is so weak that there is a bombing of radioactive rays on Mars from space. Oxygen is too low (only 5%) on Mars, there is carbon dioxide gas in the arrears. Although scientists still believe that some earth bacteria can survive on the planet Mars. That is why scientists are making a list of earth’s bacteria, which can survive in the very cold atmosphere of Mars and also in deadly radiation. In this article, we are telling interesting facts about Mars.
FACT#1 The people of Greece regard “Mangal” as the god of war.
FACT#2. The red-orange colour of Mars’s surface is due to iron oxide (ferric oxide), commonly known as hematite or rust.
FACT#3. Apart from silicon and oxygen, there are elements found in large quantities in the crust of Mars: iron, magnesium, aluminium, calcium, and potassium.
FACT#4. The surface of Mars is mainly made of Thalitic Basalt.
FACT#5. There is no ocean on Mars, so there is no ‘sea level’ too.
FACT#6. Mars’s atmosphere consists of 95% carbon dioxide, 3% nitrogen, 1.6% argon and contains oxygen and watermark.
FACT#7. The average temperature of Mars is -55 ° C while during winter, the temperature is up to -87 ° C and in summer -5 ° C.
FACT#8. The atmospheric pressure on Mars is very low compared to Earth, so life is very difficult there.
FACT#9. Dusty storms rise on the surface of Mars, sometimes these storms cover the entire Mars.
FACT#10. Mars can be seen from earth with naked eyes.
FACT#11. This planet is an intensity of 1.52 times more than the Sun compared to Earth, as a result, only 43% of sunlight reaches Mars.
FACT#12. The axial tilt of Mars is 25.19 degrees, which is slightly more than the Earth’s axial tilt
FACT#13. A day on Mars is more than 24 hours a day.
FACT#14. Mars seasons are like the earth, although on Mars these seasons are twice as long compared to Earth.
FACT#15. Mars has two moons. Their names are Phobos and Demos. Phobos is larger than demos and both irregularly shaped.
FACT#16. Phobos is slowly leaning towards Mars. It tends to lean 1.8 m towards Mars every 100 years. It is speculated that in 5 million years, either Phobos will collide with Mars and make a ring around Mars.
FACT#17. Mars is approximately half the diameter of the Earth, but it is less dense than Earth.
FACT#18. Gravity is the thousandth part of the Earth’s gravity on Phobos. It should be interpreted as something that if a person weighs 68 kg on the earth then its weight will be only 68 grams on Phobos.
FACT#19. Mars’s gravity is one-third of the Earth’s gravitational force if a person’s weight is 100 kilograms on Earth, then due to low gravity on Mars, only 37 kilograms will remain.
FACT#20. Mars’s gravity is one-third of the Earth’s gravitational. This means that if any rock falls on Mars then it will fall very slowly from the Earth.
FACT#21. The rotational period of Mars and the seasonal cycle is similar to the Earth. In summary, it would be right to say that humans must make the environment of their planet Earth more humane so that they do not have to go to another planet and stay in the opposite conditions.
FACT#22. There are strong possibilities of water on Mars. The artificial satellite that has been sent by humans to Mars has found evidence of being a liquid object on the surface of Mars. According to scientists, it can be big lakes and oceans.
FACT#23. A total of 8 campaigns have been carried out so far to explore life on Mars, of which 7 campaigns have been carried out by the United States and one campaign by India.
FACT#24. Ice s found on both the poles of Mars. There the ice layer of water and carbon dioxide is visible. The artificial satellite Mars Express, this information had circulated in the orbit of Mars.
FACT#25. Indian artificial satellite Mars Arbiter (Mangalayan) reached the orbit of Mars on September 24, 2014. Along with this, India joined the Marshall Elite Club with America, Russia, and the European Union. This is a great achievement for the country.