This page is the start of the tour on The Atmosphere of Mars. In this tour we will describe what the atmosphere of Mars is like. Use the navigation button at the top of the page to move through the tour. To go to the next page, just press the forward link on the navigation button.
The atmosphere is a mixture of gases that surrounds a planet. The atmosphere becomes thinner and thinner farther from the surface until it gradually reaches space. Usually, the atmosphere blocks dangerous rays from the sun, and helps keep the surface warm through the greenhouse effect. The atmosphere is also the place where weather takes place. In this tour, we will examine the nature of the atmosphere of Mars, what it is made of, and the layers of the atmosphere.