General Info about Mars
Name: brian p laporte
Date: 1993 - 1999
I am doing a project on astronomy and need information
on mars. other than nitrogen, could you please tell me
what the planet mars is made of (please don't say cheese!)?
I appreciate your help on this matter. thank you.
The atmosphere has lots of carbon dioxide. The ground seems
to be the same kinds of minerals as the earth has, with
lots of silicates (silicon and oxygen and other stuff mixed in)
and also a dash of iron oxides to give it that reddish color.
Mars does seem to be somewhat lower in water than the earth,
probably because its original water got decomposed into oxygen
and hydrogen, and the hydrogen escaped because it was so light.
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