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Mars has fascinated people for as long as mankind has known about it. Scientists have studied its ability to orbit our solar system for centuries. They often compare the planet to Earth to understand their movement and evolution patterns. It is the second smallest planet in our solar system, yet it is probably the most well known one. The planet is a tenth of the size of Earth with a density of 3.933 grams/cubic centimeter. These characteristics provide an understanding of its existence in the universe. Experts suggest that Mars’s density is similar to Earth’s moon. To put this into perspective Mars is only 4/5 of Earth’s density.
People have often wondered what like would be like on Mars. They even debate whether it is possible to survive on the planet. Scientists suggest that life likely exists on Mars as it is similar to Earth. They claim that while there are differences Mars resembles Earth more that the other planets. Humans would not survive as Mars’ surface would likely be for us to cope and function successfully. The planet’s surface temperature ranges from -126.8 degrees Fahrenheit to 136 degrees Fahrenheit. Astronauts suggest there is no visible sign of water; however, it likely existed as the surface consists of three regions. These include; bright and dark areas, as well as polar capes.