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The Basics

Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and the seventh largest planet. At a distance of 141 million miles from the sun, Mars takes 686.93 Earth days or 1.8807 Earth years to complete a revolution. So a typical day on Mars lasts about 24.622. Mars is also half the diameter of Earth (about 4212 miles), with one tenth of the Earth's mass; Mars' gravity is about one third that of Earth, which means you could jump three times as high as on Earth.

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