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Mars: Glossary

A

Ares
Greek god of war
atmosphere
the gases that surround a planet

C

Chinese
people from China or who live in China
carbon dioxide
a colorless, odorless gas

D

Deimos
smaller of the two moons that orbit Mars

E

Egyptians
people from Egypt or who live in Egypt
earthquakes
the movement of the surface of a planet - usually Earth, but in this case refers to the surface of Mars
equipment
tools
erosion
the movement of soil usually by wind or water
evidence
clues

G

Greeks
people from Greece or who live in Greece
ground water
water found under the ground

I

in-situ
in the original, natural position - undisturbed
ingredients
mponent parts of a mixture, items combined to make a product
instruments
tools

L

laboratories
aces where scientific research is done

M

Mars
Roman god of war
manned mission
a mission that includes sending humans
meteor impacts
craters left by the impact of a meteor

P

Phobos
larger of the two moons that orbit Mars
polar regions
areas near the north and south pole
prehistoric
before written history
propelled
ving ahead by means of a power source

R

Romans
people from Rome or who live in Rome
riverbeds
the land under a river - usually after the river is dried up
robotic arm
arm like part of a powered tool which can work in place of a human arm

S

seasons
the cycles of spring, summer, autumn and winter

U

US Naval Observatory
the official location for a series of astronomical studies and the official time keeper for the United States

V

volcanoes
geologic feature that allows magma or gases to vent from inside a moon or planet

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