Trivia

Hard

The Largest Canyon In Our Solar System Is On?

Venus
Neptune
Mars
Earth
Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in the Solar System, is easily seen from space.
NASA

Answer: Mars

Here on Earth, we have some pretty majestic geological formations including the appropriately named Grand Canyon, located in the American Southwest—a stunning example of a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, up to 18 miles (29 kilometers) wide, and attains a depth of 6,093 feet (1,857 meters) in some areas.

As massive as the Grand Canyon is, however, it can’t hold a candle to the Valles Marineris, located on our planetary neighbor Mars. The Valles Marineris is so enormous that it stretches for nearly one fourth of the way around the red planet with a length of over 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers), a width of 124 miles (200 kilometers), and attains a depth of approximately 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) at some points.

Although the canyon was historically believed to have been created by water movement on Mars, the most widely accepted theory today is that the Valles Marineris was created by rift faults much like the East African Rift here on Earth.

Trivia

Hard

Plastic In Old Computers Yellows Because Of The Presence Of?

Trivia

Easy

A Military Strike On A Korean Airliner Prompted Public Access To What?

Trivia

Very Hard

Which Video Game Was The First To Feature Procedural Generation?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These Animals Are Able To Effectively “Pause” Their Pregnancies?

Trivia

Hard

The Outer Case Of The Atari Jaguar Game Console Lived On As A?

Trivia

Easy

On The Island Of Lanzarote Chefs Cook Food Over?

Trivia

Hard

The Term “Loophole” Used To Refer To An Exploit Has Its Origins In?

Trivia

Hard

The Country With The Most Unique Land Borders Is?

Trivia

Easy

What Late 1990s Alternate Time Keeping Method Failed To Catch On?

Trivia

Easy

At One Time The U.S. Military Used What To Spot Heavily Camouflaged Enemies?