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Mars spins very quickly compared to other planets. It only takes Earth 24 hours to spin around its axis one time. Mars spins around on its axis in 24 hours and 36 minutes. This means that the Martian Day is about half an hour longer than ours! One Mars Day is about 24 and one half hours long. Mars has a very long year. It is about 687 Earth days long! That is almost twice as long one year on Earth.