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Venus, the Gold Star
"A quiz on the rocky planet Venus. "The Gold Star" is Venus's name in Chinese and Japanese."
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Venus is often called the Earth's "sister planet". Why is this?
They are of similar size and mass
They have the same number of oceans and continents
They have identical atmospheres
They are the closest of any planets in the Solar System
Why can rovers not be sent to the surface of Venus?
There is no solid surface to land on
Venus rotates too quickly
Its magnetic field disrupts the rover's launcher
It gets too hot near Venus's surface
Despite being farther from the Sun than Mercury, Venus has a hotter surface temperature.
What are Venus's clouds mostly made of?
The prime meridian of Venus passes through what distinguishing surface feature?
The edge of a long trench
An ocean of liquid sulfur
The tip of its tallest mountain
The central peak of a crater
Approximately how many centimeters of (not necessarily water) rain hit Venus's surface each year?
About how old, on average, is the crust on Venus thought to be?
Up to 600,000,000 years old
It only lasts about a day
Up to 50,000 years old
875,000 years old
What is strange about Venus's magnetosphere?
It does not have one
It is not generated like most are
It is unusually strong considering Venus's mass
It exhibits unusual patterns in sturcture
What do Venus and Earth's moon have in common?
They can both cast a shadow on Earth
They both have iron cores
They have a similar surface
They both have highly eccentric orbits
How did Venus help assert that the Earth was not the center of the Solar System?
It shows phases like the Moon
It has no moons of its own
It has retrograde rotation
It can eclipse Mercury
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