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1

What is Mars atmosphere composed of mostly?

Carbon dioxide

2

The often pink color of Mars's sky is caused by

Windblown Dust

3

Which planet in the Milky Way has the tallest mountains?

Mars

4

What is the result of Mars' possessing a similar axial tilt to Earth?

Similar seasons

5

Why does Mars appear to be red colored?

The rocks, soil and dust have the element iron which subjects it to oxidation, or rusting, which gives it a reddish tint.

6

What is the name of the rover currently active on Mars?

Curiosity

7

How many moons does Mars have?

2

8

This planets day is very close in time to Earths day

Mars

9

How long does it take Mars to orbit the Sun?

687 days

10

What is the polar ice cap on Mars mostly composed of?

Frozen carbon dioxide

11

Which of the following is false?

Mars' atmospheric pressure is 100 times greater than Earth's.

12

How tall is Olympus Mons on Mars?

16 miles

13

What is considered the "Grand Canyon of Mars"?

Valles Marinaris

14

Mars is sometimes referred to as what?

Red planet

15

Mars has two moons and their names are?

Phobos and Deimos

16

What is the second smallest planet in the solar system?

Mars

17

What rover is NOT on Mars?

Voyager

18

Which planet has an atmosphere 150x less dense than Earth's, and is composed of 96% CO2?

Mars

19

What temperature does it drop to at night on Mars?

-100˚C

20

Which planet contains the largest shield volcanoes, the largest being Olympus Mons.

Mars