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Liquid water covers such a lot of Earth’s floor 14  miles (22 km)—the top of the Olympus Mons volcano on Mars. Ice cap at north pole 25 Like Earth, Mars has a crust made up of strong rock like several the internal planets, Mars has a center made up of red-hot iron The reddish colour comes from iron oxide (rust) within the soil EARTH MARS dwelling global Earth profile The purple planet Mars profile 3rd out from the sunlight, Earth is the biggest of the interior planets. It’s the single planet with liquid water flowing freely at the floor, and it’s the one planet within the Universe recognized to maintain lifestyles. Earth’s floor comprises tremendous oceans (71 percent), continents of land, and polar ice caps—all supported by means of a skinny, rocky crust. The crust is damaged into seven large segments and plenty of smaller ones. referred to as tectonic plates, those titanic slabs of rock creep slowly over Earth’s floor, driven via churning events within the softer, scorching rock that fills such a lot of Earth’s inside. As tectonic plates movement, they stumble upon one another and grind prior each other, producing giant forces that thrust up mountain levels, unharness volcanic eruptions, and set off earthquakes. those robust forces constantly swap Earth’s visual appeal, as do the activities of wind and water— and the planet’s 7 billion human population. Diameter .. 7,926 miles (12,756 km) commonplace floor temperature ...................... 59°F (15°C) One spin on axis .............. 23. nine hours One orbit of Sun............... 365. three days variety of moons .............................. 1 the second one smallest planet within the sun process, Mars is part the dimensions of Earth. It’s often referred to as the crimson planet due to its rusty coloring. an unlimited canyon referred to as Valles Marineris stretches 1 / 4 of how round this frozen wasteland global. It shaped in the past whilst the crust of the younger planet cut up open. in different places are dusty plains strewn with boulders and sizeable, extinct volcanoes, together with Olympus Mons—the sun System’s biggest volcano. Diameter .... 4,220 miles (6,792 km) standard floor temperature .................. –81°F (–63°C) One spin on axis .............. 24. 6 hours One orbit of Sun...... 687 Earth days variety of moons .............................. 2 NORTH POLE 23°. five Axis Northern hemisphere Equator Southern hemisphere SOUTH POLE Tilted planet Earth spins round as soon as an afternoon, however it isn’t completely upright. Its axis— the imaginary line from pole to pole round which it spins—is tilted by means of 23. 5°. in order Earth travels round the sunlight, one hemisphere after which the opposite is tilted towards the sunlight. this can be what motives the seasons. Rocky floodplain Mars hasn’t consistently been a wilderness. Dry river beds exhibit that water flowed the following in the past. Floods swept rocks around the land and dumped them on floodplains just like the one under. Mars will even were hot and rainy sufficient for all times to flourish. house 26 1,300  THE UNIVERSE The variety of occasions Earth may well fit inside of Jupiter’s quantity. measurement of Earth relative to planets 1665  The yr Jupiter’s nice crimson Spot used to be first obvious.

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