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The Planet Mars: Astronomy and Space for KidsWatch the video, and then complete the following study guidefor Mars.1.Mars is the __fourth__ planet from the sun and the __second__smallest planet in the solar system. Larger only than__Mercury__.2.Mars has been known to astronomers since ancient times andwas first recorded by ancient __Egyptian__ astronomers.3.Mars is often referred to as the __red__ planet because of itsreddish color.4.Mars is red because of the large amounts of iron oxide, or__rust__, in the rocks and dust on the surface.5.In ancient times, people associated its red color with__warfare__. That is why __Mars__ was named for the ancientRoman __God__ of War.6.Mars is a small __rocky__ planet. It is the last of the __inner__7.planets of the solar system.8.The distance away from the sun is about __141__ million miles ormore than 227 million kilometers, because of the vast distancefrom the sun, Mars gets __half__ as much sunlight as Earthdoes.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Dr. S. Lukjan
Tags
Solar System, Planet, Planet Mars

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