How long does it take light to travel from the sun to Mars?

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How long does it take light to travel from the sun to Mars?

Mars:

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in our solar system. It is a terrestrial planet, like Earth. It takes Mars a little less than twice as long as Earth to make one orbit around the Sun. Earth's orbit is roughly 365 days, while Mars takes 687 Earth days to make one orbit around the Sun.

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It takes light emitted from the Sun about 13.39 minutes to reach Mars. Mars is roughly 149,700,970 miles away from the Sun and light travels at...

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