Mars Part 1

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Question 1

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How does the size of Mars compare to Earth?
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  • Mars' diameter is approximately half that of Earth's, and its mass is about one-tenth the Earth's.
  • Mars' diameter is about the same as Earth's, and its mass is also similar in size.
  • Mars' diameter is approximately twice that of Earth's, and its mass is about twice as large as well.
  • Mars' diameter is approximately half that of the Earth's, but its mass is about twice as large.

Question 2

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Which planet shares a similar rotation period to Mars? (Hint: the rotation period of a planet is its day)
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  • Mercury
  • Neptune
  • Jupiter
  • Earth

Question 3

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What is Olympus Mons?
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  • A volcano on Mars, and the largest volcano in the Solar System.
  • A canyon on Mars, and the largest canyon in the Solar System.
  • A large plateau on Mars, it is famous for being the landing site of the Curiosity Rover.
  • The name of dry riverbeds that crisscross the surface of Mars.

Question 4

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What is true about the Valles Marineris?
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  • Valles Marineris is a canyon running along Mars' equator. It is the largest canyon in the Solar System, the canyon would span across the continental United States.
  • Valles Marineris is an extinct volcano on the surface of Mars. It is the largest volcano in the Solar System. It is approximately 15 miles high, making it almost 10 miles taller than Mount Everest.
  • Valles Marineris is the name of channels in Mars' surface which are likely dried riverbeds.
  • Valles Marineris was the first space probe to orbit Mars.

Question 5

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In terms of surface conditions, rotation period, and axis tilt, Mars is more similar to Earth than any other planet in the Solar System.
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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What is true about storms on Mars?
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  • Generally, Mars has large, but infrequent rainstorms that will cover much of the globe.
  • Generally, Mars has frequent, unpredictable lightning storms throughout its globe.
  • Generally, Mars has wind storms that can raise global dust storms.
  • Generally, Mars has large ice storms around its poles in which it "snows" frozen Carbon Dioxide.

Question 7

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What is some evidence that suggests Mars may have once had liquid water?
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  • Branching channels in the shape of riverbeds.
  • The wobble in Mars' rotation, which implies there is liquid water beneath the icy surface.
  • Microscopic fossil creates found by the Martian rovers.
  • All of the above.

Question 8

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How does Mars' atmosphere compare to that of Venus?
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  • They share similar temperatures.
  • They share similar densities.
  • They share similar pressure.
  • They share similar chemical composition.

Question 9

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Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of Mars.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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What happened to the liquid water on Mars?
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  • The atmosphere of Mars became thin, which cause the water to freeze.
  • The water became trapped beneath the rocky surface of Mars.
  • The atmosphere of Mars became thin, allowing the Sun to "bake" the surface and boil off the water.
  • There was never liquid water on Mars, and many of the evidence suggesting water once flowed was caused by Mars' strong winds.
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