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Planet Mars

How much do you know about the Red planet?
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Last updated: December 20, 2022
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1. How many planets are there between the Sun and Mars?
3
2
4
2. What type of planet is Mars?
Gas giant
Ice giant
Terrestrial planet
3. Which astronomer first theorized that Mars was a planet?
Leonardo da Vinci
Galileo Galilei
Nicolaus Copernicus
4. What mountain on Mars is considered the highest mountain in the Solar System?
Olympus Mons
Mount Zeus
Ares Mons
5. What type of storms are common on the surface of Mars?
Snow storms
Thunder storms
Dust storms
6. Which one is not the natural satellite of planet Mars?
Deimos
Titan
Phobos
7. What is the name of the first rover that was sent to Mars in 1997?
Sojourner
Opportunity
Curiosity
Sojourner Rover rolled onto the Martian surface on July 6, 1997 and operated successfully for 83 sols before losing communication.
8. How long is a Martian year?
687 Earth days
220 Earth days
455 Earth days
9. What is a Martian day called?
Sol
Nova
Dyne
The term Sol was adopted during the Viking project in order to avoid confusion with an Earth day.
10. The Martian atmosphere consists mostly of which gas?
Carbon dioxide
Argon
Nitrogen
The Martian atmosphere consists of approximately 96% carbon dioxide, 1.9% argon, 1.9% nitrogen, and traces of free oxygen
11. Which spacecraft made the first close-up pictures of Mars?
Mariner 4
Apollo 10
Atlantis 2
NASA's Mariner 4 captured the first images of another planet ever returned from deep space.
12. What color is the sunset on Mars?
Yellow
Red
Blue
13. With current technology how long would take humans to travel to Mars?
9 months
4 months
2.5 years
14. What is the name of the biggest crater on Mars that is 5300 miles from end to end and covers 40% of planet’s surface?
Borealis Basin
Shackleton
Valles Marineris
15. What were the names of two specrafts that touched down on Mars on July 20, 1976?
Viking 1 and 2
Atlantis 1 and 2
Conqueror 1 and 2
The Viking program consisted of a pair of identical American space probes, Viking 1 and Viking 2, which landed on Mars in 1976.
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