Since the beginning of time, humans have looked into the heavens and captivated over the beautiful sparkles the sky holds. One star inparticular amazed our ancestors with it’s eray of a bright orange haze gleaming from its surface. After naming the star after the god of war, Mars became a popular sensation and speculation abruptly started “Is there’re a civilisation, or any life on mars” our ancestors ask. Well Mars doesn’t contain any life but there are speculations that the planet holds a past of life that could have died out in the last million years or so. We don’t know for sure if it ever held life but there’re are five facts about the red planet that most are unaware about.
Mars is about 54.6 million kilometers away from earth and can get up to 401 million kilometers. The average distance is about 225 million kilometers and travels at an average speed of 53,979 miles per hour or 86,871 kilometers per hour in its orbit around the Sun.
Mars revolves or orbits around the Sun once every 1.88 Earth years, or once every 686.93 Earth days thats a little over two years.
Mars has the largest volcano in our solar system that is a.k.a Olympus Mons. At a whopping height of 25 km, Olympus Monsis nearly three times as tall as Mount Everest and it’s so huge, it sticks out into space right through Mars’s atmosphere.
Mars has violent dust storms that is filled of toxic carbon monoxide and other harmful elements that could potentially kill a human within 5 minutes of exposure.
Mars has ice in both of its polar caps that could potentially hold flowing water underneath and where there’s flowing water there’s life. Not saying it is but it’s a known fact that water is the key to life and mars may be holding that key underground.
These facts are known to only a few. If you learned something new here about Mars you didn’t know, I ask you to contact me on twitter or facebook and tell me about it. Thanks for reading, have a great year.