Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.



Mars Fact Sheet

Parameter Value Units
Mass 6.42 x 10^23 kg
Diameter 6787 km
Average Distance From the Sun 1.524 AU
Maximum Surface Temperature 310 K
Minimum Surface Temperature 150 K
Mean Density 3.94 g/cm^3
Escape Velocity 5.03 km/s
Rotational Period 24.6229 hours
Atmospheric Pressure 0.007 bars
Surface Gravity 3.63 m/s^2
Black Body Temperature 216.6 K


Atmospheric Components

Element Symbol Percentage
Carbon Dioxide CO2 95.32
Nitrogen N2 2.7
Argon Ar 1.6
Oxygen O2 0.13
Carbon Monoxide CO 0.07
Water H2O 0.03
Neon Ne 0.00025
Krypton Kr 0.00003
Xenon Xe 0.000008
Ozone O3 0.000003


Phobos and Deimos - the Moons of Mars

Phobos Deimos
Distance from Mars 9380 km (5830 miles) 23,500 km (14,600 miles)
Period of revolution 7.6 hrs 30 hrs
Escape velocity 7.8 m/s (25.7 ft/s) 4.7 m/s (15.5 ft/s)
Dimensions 25 km (16.7 miles), long axis 13 km (7.5 miles), long axis
Reflectivity 0.5 0.5