The Atmosphere on Mars

Posted by on Sunday, January 29, 2017
Mars 23 aug 2003 hubble.jpg

Mars is the fourth planter from the sun in our solar system, nestled between Earth and Jupiter, the atmosphere on Mars is too thin to easily support life as we know it.

The atmosphere of Mars is about 100 times thinner than Earth's, and it is 95 percent carbon dioxide.

The atmosphere is made of
  • Carbon dioxide: 95.32%
  • Nitrogen: 2.7%
  • Argon: 1.6%
  • Oxygen: 0.13%
  • Carbon monoxide: 0.08%
  • Also, minor amounts of: water, nitrogen oxide, neon, hydrogen-deuterium-oxygen, krypton and xenon.
The average temperature is about -60°C although it can drop to -125°C near the poles during the winter to as much as a comfortable 20°C at midday near the equator.

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