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Week 9 Chris Garcia
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https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/exploring-the-planets/online/solar-system/mercury/surface.cfmSmithsonian: Exploring the Planets: Mercury (Links to an external site.)
What is the diameter of Caloris Basin?
1300 kilometers (810 miles)
One image shows an impact basin that is "large enough to cover the northeastern United States." What is the name of this impact basin?
Another image shows a geologic feature known as Discovery Rupes. Is Discovery Rupes a crater, or an a scarp? According to the web site, what are its dimensions, in kilometers?
550 kilometers long, and up to 1.5 kilometers high.
Look for the section called Hollows. According to the paragraph in that section, who are the craters on Mercury named after, in general?
Named after famous artists, authors, and musicians.
Look for the section on Water Ice. Read the short paragraph, and then click on the image, which shows several craters known to contain water ice. Names for two of the craters are also shown on the image, which happen to both be names of famous 20th century Russian composers. What are the names of the craters/composers shown in the image?
https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/exploring-the-planets/online/solar-system/venus/surface.cfmSmithsonian: Exploring the Planets: Venus (Links to an external site.)
The web site shows an image of "highly deformed crust," known as tessera, which may be the oldest surfaces on Venus. What is the name of the particular tessera region shown in the image?
According to the site, the "highest place on Venus" is the Maxwell Montes (the "Maxwell mountains"). How high do these mountains reach?
11 kilometers ( 7 miles)
What is the name of the crater that stands out in the image of Maxwell Montes?
What is the name of the crater that has been torn in two by 'rifting'?
According to the web site, what is the name for the "circular patterns of fractures thought to form when hot material beneath the crust pushes up"?
https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/exploring-the-planets/online/solar-system/earth/lithosphere.cfmSmithsonian: Exploring the Planets: Earth (Links to an external site.)
Earth is not a perfect sphere. According to this web site, what is the name for the shape of the Earth?
The web site states that, according to the theory of plate tectonics, "...the lithospheric plates 'float' on the and move about the Earth's surface." Fill in the blank.
Are oceanic ridges found where tectonic plates come together, or where they spread apart?
Most surface volcanoes are located near regions where two tectonic or lithospheric plates are coming together (subduction zones). Where could you go to find an exception to this rule? That is, where would you find a prominent volcano or group of volcanoes that are not near a subduction zone?
Volcanic Islands Mid-Pacific Ocean
According to the web site, Europe and North America get how much further apart every year, due to the motion of the tectonic plates?
2-3 centimeters ( about 1 inch)
https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/exploring-the-planets/online/solar-system/mars/surface/Smithsonian: Exploring the Planets: Mars (Links to an external site.)
According to the web site, what are the three types of geologic features that "dominate the Martian landscape"?
Giant Volcanos, Canyons, Impact basins.
What is the name of the "massive plateau covered by soaring volcanoes"?
lick on the image. What is the name of the "maze-like curving rift valley" in the center of the image?
Noctis Labyrinthus—Night Labyrinth
What are the names of the two volcanoes visible in the image?
Arsia Mons, and Pavonis Mons