What is the orbit of Mars?

Answer Mars is the fourth planet from the sun in our solar system; it is the next planet beyond Earth. Its orbit is larger than Earth's and more elliptical than all other known planets in our solar system... Read More »

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What is the length of Mars's orbit?

The orbit of Mars around the Sun takes around two years, compared to the one year it takes the Earth to orbit the Sun. The University of Oregon reports the orbit of Mars around the Sun moves the pl... Read More »

Does Mars have a highly eccentric orbit?

Mars does not have a highly erratic orbit. According to NASA, Mars' orbit around the sun is a stretched-out ellipse in comparison to the orbits of Earth and other planets in the solar system. Mars'... Read More »

How many Earth days does it take to orbit Mars?

In 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to successfully orbit the planet Mars. It was the first time a planet besides Earth was orbited. Mariner 9 orbited Mars twice a day, taking one-half o... Read More »

How long does it take Mars'satellite Phobos to orbit?

The largest and innermost of Mars' two moons, Phobos has an orbit period of 7.65 hours. According to, the orbit of Phobos is so close to the surface of Mars that the moon orbits faste... Read More »