- 10.1: Why is opposition the best time to see Mars from Earth? Why are som...
- 10.2: Imagine that you will be visiting the southern hemisphere of Mars d...
- 10.3: Describe the two Martian polar caps, their seasonal and permanent c...
- 10.4: Why is Mars red?
- 10.5: Describe the major large-scale surface features of Mars
- 10.6: Why were Martian volcanoes able to grow so large?
- 10.7: Why couldnt you breathe on Mars?
- 10.8: What is the evidence that water once flowed on Mars? Is there liqui...
- 10.9: Is there water on Mars today, in any form?
- 10.10: Why do some scientists think Mars once had an extensive ocean? Wher...
- 10.11: Compare and contrast the evolution of the atmospheres of Mars, Venu...
- 10.12: What do measurements of Martian magnetism tell us about the planets...
- 10.13: What is the evidence that Mars never melted as extensively as did E...
- 10.14: Since Mars has an atmosphere, and it is composed mostly of a greenh...
- 10.15: How were the masses of Marss moons measured, and what did these mea...
Solutions for Chapter 10: Mars
Full solutions for Astronomy Today | 8th Edition
The dry, gently sloping zone on the backshore of a beach at the foot of the coastal cliffs or dunes.
The fuzzy, gaseous component of a comet’s head.
A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions and usually having properties different from those of its constituent elements.
A deep crack in the brittle surface of a glacier.
The name given to the periodic warming of the ocean that occurs in the central and eastern Pacific. A major El Niño episode can cause extreme weather in many parts of the world.
The portion of the photic zone near the surface where light is bright enough for photosynthesis to occur.
Condensation nuclei having a high affinity for water, such as salt particles.
Inclination of the axis
The tilt of Earth’s axis from the perpendicular to the plane of Earth’s orbit.
A common boundary where different parts of a system interact.
The energy absorbed or released during a change in state.
The path of a body in revolution around a center of mass.
A very coarse-grained igneous rock (typically granite) commonly found as a dike associated with a large mass of plutonic rock that has smaller crystals. Crystallization in a waterrich environment is believed to be responsible for the very large crystals.
The gravitational disturbance of the orbit of one celestial body by another.
A chemical reaction in the atmosphere that is triggered by sunlight, often yielding a secondary pollutant.
A long, narrow trough bounded by normal faults. It represents a region where divergence is taking place.
The minerals that make up most of the rocks of Earth’s crust.
The point where a rapid steepening of the gradient occurs, marking the outer edge of the continental shelf and the beginning of the continental slope.
Lower limit of perennial snow.
A warning issued for areas of about 65,000 square kilometers (25,000 square miles), indicating that conditions are such that tornadoes may develop; it is intended to alert people to the possibility of tornadoes.
Fog created when air moves up a slope and cools adiabatically.