Friday, September 30, 2011

GeoJeopardy! Fridays #66

Time for GeoJeopardy! Fridays, because I'm working from home today.

- Down to Earth -

When it's closest to the Earth, this planet with a 687-day year is about 33 million miles away


  Eratosthenes calculated this c. 230 B.C. using the difference between the sun's angles at 2 places during June


The Lambert one of these formations in the Antarctic is over 250 miles long


"Cast" in the role of the fourth most abundant element in the Earth's crust, its atomic number is 26


A clue for alien astronomers looking for life on Earth is the large amount of this gas, CH4, in the atmosphere

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