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  • Mars Rover Trivia

    1. The names of the Mars Exploration Rovers are Opportunity and:
    Fantasia
    Hope
    Destiny
    Spirit

    2. When NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers' discovered evidence of ___________ on Mars, it was named the top scientific ''Breakthrough of the Year,'' in 2005, according to the journal Science.
    Corn
    Coca-Cola
    Water
    Grass

    3. Which one of these is NOT an instrument on the Mars Exploration Rovers:
    Stethoscope
    Panoramic Camera
    Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer
    Mössbauer Spectrometer

    4. When were the Mars Explorer Rovers launched toward Mars?
    June 10 and July 7, 2003
    August 23 and August 30, 2003
    July 7 and July 15, 2002
    October 12 and November 4, 2003

    5. Primary among the mission's scientific goals is to search for and characterize:
    Seashells
    Rocks
    Trees
    Fossils

    6. The landing sites are at _____________ and _______________:
    Martian Crater and Mediterranean Planum
    Armstrong Crater and Bass Planum
    Storchev Crater and Cowani Planum
    Gusev Crater and Meridiani Planum

    7. Which one of the following is not one of NASA’s four science goals for the mission?
    Determine whether life ever arose on Mars
    Characterize the Anthropology of Mars
    Characterize the Geology of Mars
    Prepare for Human Exploration

    8. The NASA _____________ is an international network of antennas that provide the communication links between the scientists and engineers on Earth to the Mars Exploration Rovers in space and on Mars.
    NASA Planet Network
    Alien Antennae
    Mars Connection
    Deep Space Network

    9. The Mars Exploration Rovers use what type of power:
    Hydro
    Nuclear
    Solar
    Wind

    10. What type of launch vehicle was used for each Mars Exploration Rover launch?
    Delta I
    Delta II
    Atlas Agena
    Titan II

     
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