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2003 UB313
Mars - Fourth planet from the Sun
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Mars Statistics Table:
    Things to keep in mind:
  • 1 A.U. is the distance from the Earth to the Sun, or 93 million miles ( 149.6 million km )
  • Planets have elliptical orbits, and distances given are the average distance from the sun.
  • Measurements given in earth terms. If read "days" or "years," earth days and earth years are implied
Date of Discovery Known by the Ancients
Average Distance from the Sun 227,936,640 km
141,633,260 miles
1.523662 A.U.
Equatorial Radius 3,397 km
2,111 miles
Equatorial Circumference 21,344 km
13,263 miles
Density 3.94 g/cm3
Surface Area 144,100,000 km2
89,500,000 mi2
Gravity 3.693 m/s2
12.116 ft/s2
Rotation Period (Length of Day) 1.026 days
686.93 days
Orbit Period (Length of Year) 1.8807 years
686.93 days
Orbital Velocity (avg) 86,871 km/h
53,979 mph
Orbital Circumference 1.366,900,000 km
849,400,000 miles
Min/Max Surface Temperature -87/-5 C
-125/23 F
186 to 268 K

Article written by IceCreamTruck and was compiled after extensive reading and study. This article is formatted to include information that isn't obvious from looking at most facts and figures sheets. Exact figures about the planet courtesy of JPL NASA and have been shortened to include only the most useful information. Please visit NASA's website for further detailed information on this planet NASA Earth Pages

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