By Heather Messervy
What Planet will You Be Traveling To?
The planet that I chose was "The Red Planet", aka Mars.
What is the Distance to the Planet?
The average distance to Mars from Earth is 225 million kilometers, as observed in 2012.
How Long will it Take to Get There?
To get to Mars from Earth, it would take 300 Earth days.
What is the Size of the Planet?
Relative to the size of Earth (12,750 km), Mars is about half the size of Earth. Mars is 6790 kilometers in diameter.
What is the Rotational Period and Period of Revolution?
The rotational period of Mars is one Earth day, zero hours, and 37 minutes.
The period of revolution on Mars is 687 Earth days.
What are the significant moons and/or rings?
Mars has two moons: Phobos and Deibos.
What are the Conditions on the Surface?
Describe the Atmosphere
The atmosphere is about 100 times less dense than Earth's atmosphere. It consists of 95.3% carbon dioxide and 2.7% nitrogen. The rest is a mixure of other gasses.