This graph shows the rise and fall of air and ground temperatures on Mars obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover. Mars is the 4th planet from the sun. Current spacesuits would survive the surface temperatures. The mirror could be positioned as a statite, using its effectiveness as a solar sail to orbit in a stationary position relative to Mars, near the poles, to sublimate the CO 2 ice sheet and contribute to the warming greenhouse effect.

There might be a 15-20 degree temperature change between where your feet are and where your head is if you were standing on Mars,” Matthew Shindell, curator of planetary science and exploration, said. Temperature:-190 to +60 degrees F; Distance from the Sun: 4th planet from the sun, 142 million miles; Type of Planet: Terrestrial (has a hard rocky surface) What is Mars like? Taking Mars' Temperature. The data cover Aug. 16 to Aug. 17 and were taken by the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station. Mars has the largest dust storms in the Solar System, reaching speeds of over 160 km/h (100 mph). This would direct the sunlight onto the surface and could increase Mars's surface temperature directly. A good example of how dust affects Mars climate: over 2007, Mars suffered a titanic dust storm that engulfed the entire planet. The temperature of Mars is a minor obstacle to early human exploration, while water is more pressing. It is a terrestrial planet which means that it has a hard rocky surface that you could walk on. Now, … These can vary from a storm over a small area, to gigantic storms that cover the entire planet. Mars' surface is dry and much of it is covered with a reddish dust and rocks. The dust storm contributed to a temporary warming effect around Mars, raising the temperature of the atmosphere by around 20-30°C. The summer temperatures in the south can be warmer than the equivalent summer temperatures in the north by up to 30 °C (54 °F).

“The temperature on Mars right near the surface, in the path of the Sun, is going to be a lot warmer than if you were to raise even five feet up.