Location in Planet Walk: Guildhall Square (71m from Sun, and 2.1mm across).


By Louie Wakefield, Y6, Orchard Lea Junior School

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun, and the most well-explored after the Earth. It goes around the Sun in just under 2 Earth years, and it has two small moons: Phobos and Deimos.

Mars’ surface is covered in iron-oxide (rust!), which gives it its red appearance.

Today there is no liquid water on the surface of Mars, but evidence suggests that Mars was once a more hospitable place and that it could have once harboured life.


Credit Viking Project/NASA

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