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Field Trip Mars

Take an expedition across the Martian landscape, over canyons, impact craters, volcanoes and the landing site of a Mars rover. 

Watch the video and then test your knowledge!

Mars in space
1

What does this image show?

 

The Sun

 

The Moon and the path of Apollo 11

 

Mars and the orbits of its two moons

 

An exoplanet

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ANSWER: Mars and the orbits of its two moons

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How was ancient Mars NOT similar to today’s Earth?

 

It had a warm, wet climate

 

It had active volcanoes

 

It had vast oceans

 

It had an oxygen-rich atmosphere

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ANSWER: It had an oxygen-rich atmosphere

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Mars in space
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How was this image of Mars taken?

 

From a satellite orbiting Mars

 

With a telescope on Earth

 

By Martians standing on the moon Phobos

 

By the first astronauts to land on Mars

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ANSWER: From a satellite orbiting Mars

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Which is NOT true about Mars?

 

It’s half the size of Earth

 

Its core has cooled

 

Most of its atmosphere has been lost to space

 

It’s covered in craters and has no flat areas

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ANSWER: It’s covered in craters and has no flat areas

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Mars in space
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What is this an image of?

 

Craters made by asteroid impacts

 

Volcanoes, with calderas in the middle of them

 

Water springs

 

Sites where rovers crash landed

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ANSWER: Volcanoes, with calderas in the middle of them

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Which is NOT true about the volcano Olympus Mons?

 

It’s still active

 

It’s the largest volcano in the Solar System

 

It forms the tallest peak in the Solar System

 

It spewed iron and water onto the surface of Mars

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ANSWER: It’s still active

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Mars in space
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What is this an image of?

 

Freshly baked bread

 

A rift valley on Mars

 

The Grand Canyon

 

Tracks made by a Mars rover

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ANSWER: A rift valley on Mars

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What is NOT true of the Valles Marineris rift valley?

 

It was the landing site of an unmanned rover

 

It formed when Mars’ crust cooled and cracked

 

It’s as long as the United States is wide

 

It’s 10-times deeper than the Grand Canyon

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ANSWER: It was the landing site of an unmanned rover

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surface of Mars
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What is this an image of?

 

Impact craters from meteorites

 

Troughs that once held liquid water

 

An older area on the surface of Mars

 

All of the above

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ANSWER: All of the above

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What is NOT true about water on Mars?

 

It was once liquid but is now frozen solid

 

It flowed to lower elevations

 

It carved channels into the surface

 

It all evaporated into space

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ANSWER: It all evaporated into space

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surface of Mars
11

What is this an image of?

 

A hurricane

 

Salt deposits

 

A polar ice cap

 

A sand storm

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ANSWER: A polar ice cap

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What is NOT true about the polar caps on Mars?

 

They grow and shrink with the seasons

 

They contain frozen water

 

They contain frozen carbon dioxide

 

They’re located along the equator

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ANSWER: They’re located along the equator

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surface of Mars
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What is this an image of?

 

The biggest crater on Mars

 

The area where the Opportunity rover landed

 

The north pole of Mars

 

The Opportunity rover’s final resting place

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ANSWER: The area where the Opportunity rover landed

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 What did the Opportunity rover NOT do?

 

Roll out of the crater it landed in

 

Explore sediment layers

 

Discover evidence of past life on Mars

 

Lose connection with Earth

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ANSWER: Discover evidence of past life on Mars

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