• Mars has mountains, canyons, and other features similar to Earth.
  • But it doesn’t have as much geological activity as Earth.
  • There is no evidence of plate tectonics on Mars.
  • NASA and the European Space Agency have plans to send people to Mars.
  • The goal is to do it sometime between 2030 and 2040.
  • The Red Planet is the first planet beyond Earth’s orbit.
  • It has two very small, irregular moons, Phobos and Deimos.
  • It is possible there is liquid water on Mars and that life may have existed there in the past.
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