Mars & Mangalyaan Jigsaw Puzzle w/A2 Frame
The Mars Atlas Puzzle, made from pictures of Mars taken by Mangalyaan. Piece together the geography of Mars with this interesting puzzle and learn all about the surface of Mars.
This 150 piece puzzle spreads out to a A2 Size (16.5 x 23.4 inch) when completed. Piece Mars together and hang it up on the wall in the hanging frame provided.
- 1 Puzzle of 150 pieces
- 1 sample reference sheet
- 1 frame
- 1 story card
- 1 drawstring cotton bag for storage after play
Mars is no place for the faint-hearted. It’s dry, rocky, and bitter cold. The fourth planet from the Sun, Mars is one of Earth's two closest planetary neighbors (Venus is the other). Mars is one of the easiest planets to spot in the night sky – it looks like a bright red point of light.
The reason Mars looks reddish is due to oxidization – or rusting – of iron in the rocks, regolith (Martian “soil”), and dust of Mars. This dust gets kicked up into the atmosphere and from a distance makes the planet appear mostly red.
Interestingly, while Mars is about half the diameter of Earth, its surface has nearly the same area as Earth’s dry land. Its volcanoes, impact craters, crustal movement, and atmospheric conditions such as dust storms have altered the landscape of Mars over many years, creating some of the solar system's most interesting topographical features.