The mysterious red planet has captured peoples’ imagination for thousands of years now.
Mars is cool to look at in the nighttime sky, but have you ever thought about just how much does Mars weigh?
It’s been estimated that Mars weighs 639,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg or nearly 1,408,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds! Any way you slice it… that’s a LOT of weight!
Mars is roughly about half the size of Earth and actually weighs right around one-tenth the weight of Earth.
What Are The Temperatures On Mars?
Mars is also much colder than it is here on Earth.
It gets very cold at night with lows around -80 degrees Fahrenheit to -195 F.
That may even be too cold for polar bears.
Oddly though, if you lived around the equator of Mars, the temperature in the afternoon can get as high as a pleasant 70 F.
The Terrain On Mars Is As Varied As Its Temperatures
The Olympus Mons is the highest known mountain in the entire solar system.
It stands close to 78,000 feet (24 km) high. To put that into perspective, it is as tall as 3 Mount Everest’s.
How Much Do You Weigh On Mars?
If your weight is 150 pounds (68 kg), you would weigh just 57 pounds (26 kg) on Mars.
That’s definitely an easy way to lose weight real quick.
~ Fun Fact ~
Although the length of a day on Mars (24 hours 37 minutes) is similar to a 24-hour day here on Earth, a full year on Mars is 687 Earth days. This is due to Mars being further away from the Sun.