Mars is the 4th planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System.
Mars is named after the Roman God of war.
Mars is often described as the "Red Planet" due to its reddish appearance. The reddish color comes from the iron oxide on the surface of Mars.
|Orbital eccentricity||Rotation period|
|No. of |
Moons of Mars
|Name||Image||Mass (kg)||Diameter||Semi-major axis||Orbital period||Average moonrise period|
|Phobos||10.8×1015||(27×21.6×18.8) km||9,377 km (5,827 mi)||7.66 h||11.12 h (0.463 d)|
|Deimos||2×1015||(10×12×16) km||23,460 km (14,580 mi)||30.35 h||131 h (5.44 d)|
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