Why does Mars have more extreme seasons than Earth?

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Because it has a more eccentric orbit in addition to its tilt.
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Is Mars bigger or smaller than Earth?

mars is smaller than the earth Mercury 4,900 km 5 mm Venus 12,100 km 12 mm Earth 12,800 km 13 mm Mars 6,800 km 7 mm Jupiter 143,000 km 143 mm Saturn 125,000 km 121 mm Uranus 51,100 km 51 mm Neptune 49,500 km 50 mm Pluto is nawt a planet ^^

Is Mars bigger than earth?

Short Answer: Earth is quite a lot larger than Mars. Detailed Answer: Here are the specific numbers that you can find on the NASA website. 1. Mars is about half the diameter of Earth. Diameter of Earth is 12,756 kilometers. Diameter of Mars is 6,792 kilometers. Diameter ratio of Mars (MORE)

Why is Mars hotter than the earth?

Mars is not hotter than earth. Earth has a higher average temperature than mars because it is the 3rd planet from the sun while mars is the 4th to the sun

Why is Mars hotter than Earth?

It is actually colder. . Mars is colder than the Earth because it is further from the Sun than the Earth and thus receives less radiation. If it had a significant atmosphere then it could trap some greenhouse gases.

Is the earth hotter than mars?

Yes, it is much hotter than mars but it really depens at what time of the year, mars is a very cold planet it can go as low as -140*C on average and can only get up to as high as 27*C, meaning Earth is a hotter planet as it is closer to the sun

Is Mars larger than the Earth?

No, Mars is much smaller than Earth, but both planets have similar amount of dry land.. Mars has a diameter of 6,792 kilometers = 4,220 miles at the equator. Earth has a diameter of 12,756.32 kilometers = 7,926 miles at the equator.. By size, one typically refers to volume. In this respect Earth i (MORE)

Why does Mars have a thinner atmosphere than Earth?

There are two factors. First, Mars has weaker gravity and so isless able to hold onto an atmosphere. Second and more importantly,Mars lacks a magnetic field to shield it from the solar wind, whichallowed much of its atmosphere to be stripped away.

Is Mars bigger than the earth?

No, Mars is much smaller than Earth, but both planets have similar amount of dry land. The diameter of Mars is half that of the Earth. Mars has ten percent of the mass that the earth has. The whole surface of mars is about equal to the all of the dry land surface of the Earth. Mars has about (MORE)

Why does Mars have seasons similar to the Earth?

It is due to the presence of water.. It shows that their is existence of life...we breathe oxygen who does know that the same thing is required for other gener or species. Because due to the presence of lot of tons of other gases available around the globe

Why would you weigh more on earth than mars?

Because Mars is less massive than the earth therefore gravity is "weaker". You would weigh about one third of what you weigh on earth. Because it is smaller, thus containing less gravity.

Is there more then earth and Mars?

there are many more plants and celestial bodies in our solar system, the milky way, then just earth and mars. theres the sun, mercury, venus, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune, pluto, astroids and comets, shooting stars, and much, much more.

How can mars teach us more about Earth?

Mars can teach us alot about the earth.. Mars is a very pretty planet and Mars is very red but like the moon but very diffrent but some like the earth but with out life on it but very rocky and has craders in it but nothing like the earth but not as we know it.

Why does mars have lower temperatures than earth?

There are two main reasons: . Mars is further from the sun than earth, and therefore receives less heat (energy), and; . Mars has a much thinner atmosphere than earth, so what little energy it receives is lost again on the night side

Does earth spin faster than mars?

Actually, the 4th planet away from the Sun (Mars) spins about the same speed as Earth. Here is the link to the NASA website: http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/mars_worldbook.html

Is earth colder than mars?

No, Mars is colder than the Earth because it is farther from the sun and has less atmosphere to hold the heat.

What planet has more moons than earth or mars?

These planets have the following numbers of moons: Earth - 1 Mars - 2 Jupiter - 63 - 4 of these are known as the 'Galilean moons'; the largest of the planet's satellites discovered by Galileo Saturn - 61 Uranus - 27 - Interesting fact - all of Uranus' moons are named after Shakespearean characters N (MORE)

Why would living on Mars be more dangerous than living on Earth?

Just some of the reasons: . The atmosphere is some 95% carbon dioxide and 3% nitrogen, where Earth's atmosphere, which we can breathe, is 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. There's not nearly enough oxygen in the Martian atmosphere. . The atmospheric pressure is too low for our bodies to handle, close (MORE)

Why does Mars have seasons similar to those on earth?

Because its axle tilt is at 25 degrees just a fraction off from Earth's at 23.5 degrees. As it goes around the sun the southern and northern hemisphere's trade off summer from winter. But in Mar's case its orbit is slightly more elliptical than Earth's making this dynamic slightly more complex. In s (MORE)

Why is Mars bigger than the Earth?

No it is smaller than earth. This has to do with the way how matter was distributed throughout our solar system at the time planets began to form.

Does mars have more air than any other planet except earth?

No. If by air you mean atmosphere, the atmosphere of Mars is actually the second smallest of all the planets. Only Mercury has less atmosphere than Mars. If by air you mean an atmosphere that we can breath, no such atmosphere has been found on another planet.

Does Mars has the same seasons you experience on earth?

Sort of. There isn't much water on Mars at all, and most of it is frozen in polar ice caps. That means there isn't really precipitation on Mars. There's also no life other than maybe some microorganisms, so you obviously wouldn't have leaves changing colors and falling off and the like. The main dif (MORE)

Are the mountains on mars higher than on earth?

Mars' lower gravity means that the mountains are able to be higher, since there is less force pulling them back down. Mars has a mountain called Olympus Mons, an extinct volcano. It stands around 27km or 16 miles above the surrounding plains, nearly three times higher than Everest - the highest know (MORE)

Is mars older than earth?

No it's not. Earth and Mars and all the other planets are the same age, more or less. We believe they were formed together from a "protoplanetary disc". Both are about the same age.

Is there more or less gravity on mars then on the earth?

There is less gravity on mars, it has only 37.6% of earths gravity. If you weigh 100lbs on Earth, you would weigh 37.7lbs on Mars. Mars is smaller than Earth so the effect that gravity has on anything there is lower than it is on Earth

Is your mass more on mars or earth?

No. The mass of any body will be the same where ever it is. It's weight , however, depends on the location. Contrary to everyday use of the word, in physics, weight is actually the downward force caused by a gravity field and measured in newtons. It is expressed by the formula F=ma where m is t (MORE)

Why is the day longer on mars than earth?

Because mars takes longer to rotate all the way around so that the sun can reach all the areas of mars. This on mars takes longer than on earth because the earth doesn't take as long.

Which planet has more water Earth or Mars?

Earth by far. Mars has very little water and it is only in the form of ice and trace amounts of water vapor. Never in liquid state because Mars does not have enough atmospheric pressure to allow water to be a liquid.

Can mars hold more or less people than earth?

There is about a chnace of people to hold on mars. Science say that there might be a 40 % chance of many people been holding on mars, but thing about it., Think about the mass of Mars and then thing of the mass of Eath. There might be a differnet but saying from everything, there is a chance that it (MORE)

Why is there less mass on mars than the earth?

Mars has less mass because it is a smaller planet that is made up of roughly similar matter. The mass is the same everywhere. It is the weight that could be different according the difference in gravity among the planets.