Three Significant Surface Features on Mars?

Answer On July 14, 1965, the NASA spacecraft Mariner 4 took the first photographs of Mars. It was the first time in history that people on earth were able to view another planet close up. As research miss... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Three Significant Surface Features on Mars

Is there ice on the surface of mars?

In 2003, California Institute of Technology scientists reported that after studying satellite images that the poles on Mars consist of water-based ice. In 2009, NASA reported that a satellite retur... Read More »

What is the temperature on the surface of Mars?

According to NASA, temperatures on the surface of Mars vary from a low of minus 195 degrees Fahrenheit near the poles during the winter to a high of 70 degree at noon near the equator. The average ... Read More »

Can you see the surface of Mars with a telescope?

With a good telescope of at least 4 inches, it is possible to see the surface of mars. However, factors such as the weather on Mars and location of the planet in its elliptical orbit will affect it... Read More »

What color is the surface of mars?

In 1976, scientists sent Viking landers to the surface of Mars, sometimes referred to as the red planet. Images taken by the landers showed a surface similar to a rocky desert yellow-brown in color... Read More »