Astronomy The Solar System

Physics & Astronomy

Quiz 9 :

Atmospheres of the Terrestrial Planets

Quiz 9 :

Atmospheres of the Terrestrial Planets

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Why did the terrestrial planets lose the majority of the gases in their primary atmospheres?
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We do not find asteroids with thick atmospheres because
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What makes carbon dioxide a highly effective greenhouse gas?
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If it were not for the greenhouse effect on Earth,
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The terrestrial planets, ranked in order of decreasing atmospheric density, are
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The greenhouse effect is the
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In the absence of a greenhouse effect, what would happen to Earth's oceans?
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The majority of the nitrogen in the air we breathe today was originally in what form?
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The nitrogen in Earth's atmosphere primarily came from
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Why does Mercury have so little gas in its atmosphere?
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Which molecule moves with the fastest average speed while being bound in Earth's atmosphere in thermal equilibrium?
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Based solely on mass and distance from the Sun, which of the following terrestrial planets would you expect to be unable to retain a secondary atmosphere?
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Earth has roughly ________ times more atmospheric pressure than Mars and ________ times less than Venus.
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When learning about light, we predicted that Venus should have a temperature of 230 K based on its albedo and distance from the Sun.Why is Venus's observed average surface temperature equal to 740 K, which is hot enough to melt lead?
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The greenhouse effect raises Earth's surface temperature by roughly
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The main greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of the terrestrial planets are
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The presence of gases such as carbon dioxide and water vapor in a planet's atmosphere is direct evidence of ________ in a planet's history.
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If the carbon dioxide in Earth's rocks were suddenly released into its atmosphere, what would happen?
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Earth releases the energy it receives from the Sun by emitting ________ radiation.
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Which of the following processes did NOT contribute gas to Earth's secondary atmosphere?
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