Will you be taken on an expedition to Mars? Test

Will you be taken on an expedition to Mars? Test
Will you be taken on an expedition to Mars? Test

How well do you understand the history of Mars exploration? Naked Science has prepared questions on some aspects of the study and cultural influence of the fourth planet from the Sun.


Elon Musk is developing a spaceship that may take the first colonists to the Red Planet, and Roscosmos, NASA and the European Space Agency have already declared a flight to Mars as their goal in the 21st century. We shouldn't lag behind either: let's get ready for an expedition to the Red Planet. To do this, we will check and refresh our knowledge about Mars.

Are there enough of them to go packing your bags right now and sign up for the ranks of volunteers? Don't forget to share your results in the comments.


What did the ancient Egyptians observing Mars call this planet?

Egyptian astronomers took into account five planets: Seba Jha ("crossing star": Venus in the form of a heron); Sebeg (planet Seta: Mercury); Seba Iabti Ja Pet ("The Eastern Star Crosses the Sky": Saturn in the form of a bull); Khor Jeser ("red Khor": Mars in the form of a falcon); Seba Resi En Pet ("star of the southern sky": Jupiter).

Morning Star Red Chorus Star of Set 2/10

What automatic interplanetary stations of the Mariner series studied the Red Planet?

The unmanned interplanetary stations of the Mariner series were launched by NASA from 1962 to 1973 with the aim of studying Venus (Mariner-1, 2, 5), Mars (Mariner-3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9) and Mercury (Mariner-10).

Mariner − 1, 2, 5 Mariner − 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 Mariner − 10, 11 3/10

Which of the following works of modern science fiction writers describes the terraforming of Mars?

In the mid-90s of the last century, American science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson wrote a series of novels about Mars, which described detailed chronicles of the terraforming and settlement of the red planet.

"Red Mars" by Kim Stanley Robinson "Children of Time" by Adrian Tchaikovsky "Mother of the Iron Dragon" by Michael Swenwick 4/10

What was the name of NASA's Mars space program launched in the mid-1970s? One of her goals was to search for life in the soil samples of the Red Planet?

NASA's space program for the study of Mars - "Viking" - included the launch of two identical spacecraft - "Viking-1" and "Viking-2", which were supposed to conduct research from near-Mars orbit and on the surface of Mars.

"Norman" "Varyag" "Viking" 5/10

What are the satellites of Mars called?

Natural satellites of Mars are Phobos and Deimos. Both of them were discovered by the American astronomer Asaf Hall in 1877.

Titan and Terror Phobos and Deimos Europa and Callisto 6/10

What were the names of the objects on the surface of Mars, the existence of which was assumed by astronomers from the late 70s of the XIX century to the 70s of the XX century?

The opening of the canals was first announced by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli; after him, other astronomers also reported on the observation of the canals. In the 70s of the XX century, after taking pictures of the surface of Mars by spacecraft, it was found that most of the "channels" are an optical illusion.

Rivers Canals Roads 7/10

Which popular board game invites players to terraform the Red Planet?

Conquest of Mars is a board game in which players fight among themselves to achieve victory and influence, turning Mars into a green planet along the way.

"Carcassonne" "Evolution" "Conquest of Mars" 8/10

What is the name of the giant canyon system on the Red Planet?

The Mariner Valley is a giant canyon system on Mars, discovered in 1971-1972 by the Mariner 9 spacecraft.

Great Tract Great Canyon of the Mariner Valley 9/10

What was the name of the first lander to reach the surface of Mars?

Mars-2 is a Soviet automatic interplanetary station that made the world's first attempt at soft landing of a descent vehicle on Mars.

"Gagarin-7" "Mars-2" "Titov-1" 10/10

Which rover was the first to drill the Martian soil to a depth of three to five centimeters?

From August 2012 to January 2021, the Curiosity rover covered about 24 kilometers, and also drilled the surface of Mars 26 times and examined six soil samples.

"Spirit" "Pathfinder" "Curiosity"


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