Question 1: Mars is also known as the…
- Blue planet
- Morning star
- Red planet
Correct Answer: Red planet
Fact: Mars looks red when viewed from Earth due to the presence of iron oxide on its surface. The blue coloring in today's photo of Mars is artificial—it's a result of image processing designed to reveal features in the Martian surface.
Question 2: Who or what took this photo of Mars’ Gamboa Crater?
- This is an artist’s rendering
- Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
- International Space Station
Correct Answer: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Fact: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter carries the most powerful camera ever flown on a planetary exploration mission for homing in on details of the Martian terrain. The craft left Earth in August 2005 and began orbiting Mars seven months later. A camera called HiRISE took this photo and many others.
Question 3: What is the name of the war-minded cartoon Martian often foiled by Bugs Bunny?
- Melvin the Martian
- Marcia the Martian
- Marvin the Martian
Correct Answer: Marvin the Martian
Fact: Making his debut in the 1948 animated short 'Haredevil Hare,' the Martian, not yet named Marvin, is bent on destroying Earth. Lucky for us, Bugs arrives to save the planet and make audiences laugh.