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10 Amazing Facts About the Planet Mars

by Kenny Hoeschen

How much do you know about our neighboring planet, Mars? Beginning with the fact that more than 100,000 people have signed up for a potential one-way ticket to the red planet, the folks at AllTime10s give us ten amazing facts you probably didn’t know.

We had no idea the maps of the Martian surface were so detailed — even more detailed than the maps of Earth’s oceans. And the people of Yemen claim ownership to Mars, having inherited it from their ancestors 3,000 years ago. Did you know the tallest mountain in our solar system, Olympus Mons, standing 14 miles high, is on Mars?

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