World Geography Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, State PCS & SSC Examinations

Q.  The ‘Amazonian period’ is related to which planet?

a. Venus
b. Mars
c. Jupiter
d. Saturn


ANSWER: See Answer
 
The Amazonian period ( 3.3 and 2.9 billion years ago to the present) is a geological time period characterized by low rates of asteroid and meteorite impacts on Mars.
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