Mean Distance From Earth: 227,900,000 kilometers (141,600,000 miles).
Orbital period around the Sun: 1.88 Earth years (687 Earth days)
Distinguishing features: Known as the Red Planet, Mars has a very thin atmosphere containing mostly carbon dioxide, with nitrogen, argon, and trace amounts of oxygen and water vapor. There is evidence that liquid water flowed on the surface long ago. Now all the water left on the planet is frozen in the polar ice caps or beneath the surface. Mars also has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos. Although no one knows how they formed, they may be asteroids snared by Mars' gravity.
Zodiac Sign Rulership: Aries Old Rulerships: Aries and Scorpio