Final_2006c

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S TUDENT N AME : S TUDENT N UMBER : Faculty of Science Final Take-home Examination Earth and Planetary Sciences EPSC 200 Terrestrial Planets Summer 2006 Examiner: Professor Olivia Jensen Released: May 29, 2006 Associate Examiner: Professor Jeanne Paquette Due: May 30, 2006 at 12h00 nstructions : All questions must be answered directly on this examination paper and within the restricted area of the boxes. You may use the backsides of the sheets in this examination paper to compose your answers but the answers must be transcribed into the boxes provided. Only that part of your answers within the boxes will be graded. No explanation of any question asked on this exam will be given during the exam. For your information, the value contribution towards the final grade for each question in this examination is noted in square brackets after the question. The examination counts for a total of 40% towards the final course grade, 40 marks. As this is a take-home exam, you have freedom to do it alone, with friends, with help, with any materials you may find helpful. You are required to return this examination paper for grading. The examination comprises 12 pages counting cover page . There are 7 questions . Please ensure that your name and student registration number are inscribed at the top of each and every page of this examination paper.
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Terrestrial Planets EPSC 200 Summer 2006 Final Examination Student Name:___________________________ Student Number:________________ I Water is essential to life as we know it. Throughout the Solar System, there are several planets and moons where water in known to exist under conditions that may have once allowed life to have taken root. Describe 4 such bodies, apart from Earth, where liquid water exists, the condition and placement of this water and the possibilities that life might exist within that water now. [5 marks] ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Insert your name and student ID# on the top of this page Page 2
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Terrestrial Planets EPSC 200 Summer 2006 Final Examination Student Name:___________________________ Student Number:________________ II Throughout the Solar System, many of the terrestrial planets and hard-bodied moons of the giant planets show some evidence of present-day or very recent geological activity. Briefly, in point form, describe the geological activity and its probable cause for any 4 active bodies in our Solar System other than Earth . [6 marks] ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Insert your name and student ID# on the top of this page Page 3
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Terrestrial Planets EPSC 200 Summer 2006 Final Examination Student Name:___________________________ Student Number:________________ III This section comprises 8 questions. Fill in the square corresponding to your chosen numerical answer directly on this sheet. You should fill in a number in every square. But, if all boxes are not filled, grades will be prorated according to the number of square boxes correctly filled in . Each correct answer is worth ¼ mark. [8 marks.] 1. Order the rotation (spin) periods of the 4 terrestrial planets from the shortest period (i.e. fastest rotation) to be indicated by the number [1] to the longest rotation period to be indicated by the number [4] .
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