Which of the following planets has the maximum diurnal range of temper

| Which of the following planets has the maximum diurnal range of temperature?

A. Mars

B. Venus

C. Earth

D. Mercury

Right Answer is: D

SOLUTION

Diurnal range of temperature is the variation between the High & Low temperature that occurs during the same day.
Temperature of Mercury’s surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 Degrees Celsius) because the planet has no atmosphere to retain the heat.
At night time the temperature drops to -280 degrees Fahrenheit (-170 degrees Celsius).
Note: Diurnal temperature variations are affected by:-Rotation rate, atmosphere, Cloud cover, Existence of (Greenhouse Effect), Water, Albedo.

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