In the Milky Way Galaxy, there is a yellow sun that has eight planets. Four of the planets are rock worlds. The other four are gas and ice.
The closest planet to the sun is Mercury. It’s too hot for anything to live there. The second is Venus. Its atmosphere is deadly. The third is Earth. It has oceans and land. It has trees and animals, and humans.
The fourth planet, and last of the rock worlds, is Mars – the red planet. How much do you know about this fascinating place?
A day on Mars is almost as long as a day on Earth, but how long is a year on Mars?
Does Mars have seasons?
What color are the rocks on Mars?
Mars is full of volcanoes, but when did the last one erupt?
Learn the answer to these questions and many more fun facts in this 15-Minute Book.
All measurements in American and metric.
Ages 8 and up.
This book is also included in the compilation "101 Fun Facts About the Planets".
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Published October 2, 2011