What is the temperature on Mars?
Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and since ancient times has been an object of great interest to mankind. Mars is about half the size of earth and its atmosphere is composed mostly of carbon dioxide and is very thin, exerting about 1/100 the surface pressure that the earth’s atmosphere exerts.
The temperature on Mars varies widely with the average annual temperature of -64°F. At its hottest, Mars could hit near 70°F (20 degrees Celsius) at noon, at the equator in the summer. In the Martian winter, temperatures could fall as low as -255°F (-153 degrees Celsius) at the poles. The temperature also varies with altitude; it drops dramatically as you move above the surface. In the mid-latitudes, the average temperature would be about -58°F with a nighttime minimum of -76°F and a summer midday maximum of about 0°F.