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Physical Characteristics

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Rotation, Seasons, and the Surface of Planet Mars
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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance as seen from Earth. A terrestrial planet, Mars has a thin... [more]
May 7, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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Mars: Crash Course Astronomy
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The fourth planet from the sun and the outermost of the terrestrial planets, Mars has long been a popular spot for missions and imagination. Phil walks you through the planet's topography, core, and features. We'll take a look back to Mars's past and... [more]
May 2, 2015 at 08:21 PM
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NASA | MAVEN Magnetometer
From YouTube, produced by NASA
When you navigate with a compass you can orient yourself thanks to Earth's global magnetic field. But on Mars, if you were to walk around with a compass it would haphazardly point from one anomaly to another, because the Red Planet does not possess a... [more]
March 30, 2013 at 02:06 PM
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Mars 101 | National Geographic
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From its blood-like hue to its potential to sustain life, Mars has intrigued humankind for thousands of years. Learn how the red planet formed from gas and dust and what its polar ice caps mean for life as we know it. (03:40)
June 5, 2018 at 06:40 PM
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The Most Martian Place on Earth
From YouTube, produced by TED
How can you study Mars without a spaceship? Head to the most Martian place on Earth -- the Atacama Desert in Chile. Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos grew up in this vast, arid landscape and now studies the rare life forms that have adapted to survi... [more]
July 31, 2018 at 03:58 PM
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Mars in a Minute: Are There Quakes on Mars?
From YouTube, produced by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, "marsquakes?" And what could they teach us about the Red Planet? (01:00)
March 10, 2020 at 06:30 PM
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The Nine Planets - Mars
From YouTube, produced by Watch Mojo
This short clip explores the 'red planet's' size, orbit, weather, and possible sounds of life. (01:25)
August 16, 2009 at 06:13 PM
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Mars Facts
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This video offers information concerning future Mars missions, and the water, ice, and methane gas found on Mars. (05:20)
May 7, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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What Is the Surface Gravity of Mars?
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What Is the Surface Gravity of Mars? The surface gravity of Mars is 39 percent of Earth's surface gravity, and it is measured at 3.8 meters per second. Find out how surface gravity is calculated with help from a science teacher. (01:41)
January 20, 2011 at 09:36 PM
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Why is Mars Red? Let's Make Sense of it with Science
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Ever wonder why Mars is red? Let's make sense of it with science To get to the fourth planet and find out why we see red, we're going to travel by rocket. This video explains that the rust color on Mars is really rust which means Mars once had water ... [more]
August 8, 2011 at 09:16 PM
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