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email kyle1924aolcomtitle MarsMars planet planet in the solar system named for the Roman god of war It is the fourth planet from the sun and the third in order of increasing mass Mars has two small heavily cratered moons Phobos and Deimos which some astronomers consider asteroidlike objects captured by the planet very early in its history Phobos is about 21 km about 13 mi across Deimos only about 12 km about 75 mi Appearance from EarthWhen viewed without a telescope Mars is a reddish object of considerably varying brightness At its closest approach to earth 55 million km34 million mi Mars is after Venus the brightest object in the night sky Mars is best observed when it is at opposition directly opposite the sun in earths sky and also at its closest distance from earth Such favorable circumstances repeat about every 15 years when the planet comes to perihelion its closest approach to the sun almost exactly at opposition The last perihelic opposition occurred in 1971 Through a telescope Mars can be seen to have bright orange regions and darker less red areas the outlines and tones of which change with Martian seasons Because of the tilt of its axis and the eccentricity of its orbit Mars has short relatively warm southern summers and long relatively cold southern winters The reddish color of the planet results from its heavily oxidized or rusted surface The dark areas are thought to consist of rocks similar to terrestrial basalts the surfaces of which have been weathered and oxidized The brighter areas seem to consist of similar but even more weathered and oxidized material that apparently contain more fine dust-sized particles than do the dark regions The mineral scapolite relatively rare on earth seems widespread it may serve as a store for carbon dioxide CO2 in the atmosphere Conspicuous bright caps apparently made of frost or ice mark the planets polar regions Their seasonal cycle has been followed
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