April Fools’ on Mars: Scientists Post Yearly Photo Joke

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 1, 2004   View Article

A pair of astrophysicists announced today that April Fools’ Day is more intense on Mars than on Earth.

To back their claim, the duo notes that Mars has less gravity (pun intended) than Earth—and is therefore sillier. In addition, a Martian day, or sol, lasts nearly 40 minutes longer than an Earth day.

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