Celestial Buddies - Mars
I am the fourth planet from the Sun and your nearest planetary neighbor. I can pass as close as 35 million miles away from you. My most distinctive characteristic is my rusty red color caused by iron rich minerals in my rocks. When viewed from space, the only areas not red are the white patches at my poles . . . my polar ice caps . . . frozen all year round. I am named after the Roman God of War because my red color is reminiscent of blood. But don’t worry; I’m a peace loving, friendly Martian!
My day is just a few minutes longer than yours, but while Earth has one Moon, I have two. Deimos and Phobos are very small and orbit very close to my surface, Deimos is only about 3700 miles away and takes just 8 hours to orbit me. Phobos is further away, and its orbit takes 30 hours. Your Moon. on the other hand, takes an entire month to orbit the Earth!
- All New Materials
- Content: Polyester Fiber
- Conforms to all EU and US Consumer Product Safety Commission Toy Regulations
- Appropriate for children 3 years of age and up
- Care. Spot clean with mild detergent and cold water, but toy may be machine washed in cold water, gentle cycle, if needed. Best to dry at low or no heat in a pillow case or similar to reduce risk of scratching "eyes."