1. Over 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonize Mars in 2022.
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  2. On Mars, sunsets are blue.
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  3. A year
    on Mars
    has
    687 earth days.
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  4. Mars has the tallest known mountain on a planet of our Solar System, with a height of 22 km (14 mi).
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  5. Mars is populated entirely by robots. Seven to be precise.
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  6. Mars is red because it is covered in rust (iron oxide).
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  7. The movie Gravity was more expensive than the Indian Mars mission.
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  8. On its one-year anniversary, the NASA's Curiosity Rover sang the “Happy Birthday” tune to itself on Mars.
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  9. The average temperature in Mars is -81°F (-63°C).
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  10. Your weight in Mars is over 60% less than on Earth.
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  11. Mars is about half the size of the Earth.
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  12. In 1997, three men from Yemen tried to sue NASA for invading Mars, claiming they had inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago.
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  13. The soil on Mars is particularly good for growing asparagus.
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  14. Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
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  15. Jupiter has 67 moons, Saturn has 62, Uranus 27, Neptune 14, Mars 2 and Earth just one.
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  16. Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.
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  17. Mars
    had an oxygen-rich
    atmosphere around
    4 billion years ago.
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  18. Mars has a flag. It was designed by a NASA engineer.
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  19. There are 5 planets you can see with the naked eye, not using a telescope: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
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  20. According to NASA, it would cost about US$18,000 to send a letter to Mars.
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  21. Mars has the largest dust storms in the Solar System. They can last for months and can cover the entire planet.
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  22. Mars is the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.
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  23. Mars' craters larger than 60 km are named for deceased scientists, writers and others who have contributed to the study of Mars.
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  24. The first successful Mars flyby was in 1965 by the Mariner 4.
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  25. In 1840, areographer Johann Heinrich Madler combined ten years of observations and drew the first map of Mars.
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  26. Mars is located closer to the asteroid belt, so it has an increased chance of being struck by materials from that source.
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  27. The German Aerospace Center discovered that Earth lichens can survive in simulated Mars conditions.
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  28. The closest distance between Earth and Mars will continue to mildly decrease for the next 25,000 years.
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  29. In 1610, Mars was viewed by Galileo Galilei, the first one to see it via telescope.
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  30. 4 billion years ago, Mars had an ocean covering 19% of the planet's surface.
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  31. A Martian day is about 44 minutes longer than an Earth day.
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  32. If you weighed 150 lb (68 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 57 lb (26 kg) on Mercury or Mars.
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  33. Craters on Mars under 60 kilometres in diameter are named after towns on Earth with populations under 100,000.
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  34. UK's Royal Mail estimated in 2015 that it would cost £11,602 to send a letter to Mars.
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  35. Mars has no magnetic field.
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  36. According to a 1967 U.N. treaty, nobody can own celestial bodies such as Mars or the Moon.
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