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The Planet Mars


Planet Mars

A global mosaic of Mars using Mars Global Surveyor imagery

Some basic facts about Mars


PlanetMars
Radius (kilometers)3396
Orbital Distance from the Sun (kilometers)227941002
Rotation Period (1=24 hours)1.025958
Mass (Million Metric Tons)6.418E+11
Density (grams/cubic centimeter)3.95
Year DiscoveredUnknown
Moons2


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