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Chapter 10: Earthlike Planets: Venus and MarsHow does Venus compare to the Earth in terms of size, mass, and distance fromtheSun?What is therotation periodof Venus? What does it mean that Venus's rotationisretrograde? How do astronomers determine the rotation period?Why can't we see the surface of Venus from the Earth? How do spacecraft `see'thesurface?Why do they often make pictures of Venus' surface look orange, such as in Fig.10.11?About 75% of the surface of Venus consists of what type of terrain? What was themost common type of rock discovered by theVeneralanders on Venus?What are the names of the two continent-like highlands on Venus, and where iseach one located? One of them has a mountain range, the highest on Venus. Thetextbook made an analogy between this continent (and mountain range)andwhichcontinentandmountainrangeontheEarth?Does Venus have Earth-style plate tectonics? What features of Venus's surface aresimilar to the Earth's major tectonic features? What is acorona, and how doesthetextbookdescribetheformationofacorona?What did the distribution of craters on Venus's surface tell us about the`resurfacing' of the surface? When did this happen, and what kind of material`resurfaced'theplanet?Next, it was on to Venus's atmosphere, which is so different from the Earth's...What is Venus's atmosphere made of? What are its clouds made of? What are the

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