1. Over 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonize Mars in 2022.
  2. On Mars, sunsets are blue.
  3. A year
    on Mars
    687 earth days.
  4. Mars has the tallest known mountain on a planet of our Solar System, with a height of 22 km (14 mi).
  5. Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise.
  6. Mars is red because it is covered in rust (iron oxide).
  7. The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.
  8. On its one-year anniversary, the NASA's Curiosity Rover sang the “Happy Birthday” tune to itself on Mars.
  9. The average temperature in Mars is -81°F (-63°C).
  10. Your weight in Mars is over 60% less than on Earth.
  11. Mars is about half the size of the Earth.
  12. In 1997, three men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago.
  13. The soil on Mars is particularly good for growing asparagus.
  14. Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
  15. Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and Earth just one.
  16. Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.
  17. Mars
    had an oxygen-rich
    atmosphere around
    4 billion years ago.
  18. Mars has a flag. It was designed by a NASA engineer.
  19. There are 5 planets you can see with the naked eye, not using a telescope: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
  20. According to NASA, it would cost about US$18,000 to send a letter to Mars.
  21. Mars has the largest dust storms in the Solar System. They can last for months and can cover the entire planet.
  22. Mars is the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.
  23. Mars' craters larger than 60 km are named for deceased scientists, writers and others who have contributed to the study of Mars.
  24. The first successful Mars flyby was in 1965 by the Mariner 4.
  25. In 1840, areographer Johann Heinrich Madler combined ten years of observations and drew the first map of Mars.
  26. Mars is located closer to the asteroid belt, so it has an increased chance of being struck by materials from that source.
  27. The German Aerospace Center discovered that Earth lichens can survive in simulated Mars conditions.
  28. The closest distance between Earth and Mars will continue to mildly decrease for the next 25,000 years.
  29. In 1610, Mars was viewed by Galileo Galilei, the first one to see it via telescope.
  30. 4 billion years ago, Mars had an ocean covering 19% of the planet's surface.
  31. A Martian day is about 44 minutes longer than an Earth day.
  32. If you weighed 150 lb (68 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 57 lb (26 kg) on Mercury or Mars.
  33. Craters on Mars under 60 kilometres in diameter are named after towns on Earth with populations under 100,000.
  34. UK's Royal Mail estimated in 2015 that it would cost £11,602 to send a letter to Mars.
  35. Mars has no magnetic field.
  36. According to a 1967 U.N. treaty, nobody can own celestial bodies such as Mars or the Moon.
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