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Mars: The Planet

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Mars is the fourth closest planet to the sun.  It is 227,940,000 km away from the sun.  For Mars to orbit around the sun once, it takes 687 Earth days.  The diameter, of Mars, is 6,794 km and the mass is 6.4219e23 kg. It is also the only other planet besides Earth to have polar ice caps.


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