Read the following excerpt from H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, and answer the question that follows: The secular cooling that must someday overtake our planet has already gone far indeed with our neighbour. Its physical condition is still largely a mystery, but we know now that even in its equatorial region the midday temperature barely approaches that of our coldest winter. Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans have shrunk until they cover but a third of its surface, and as its slow seasons change huge snowcaps gather and melt about either pole and periodically inundate its temperate zones. That last stage of exhaustion, which to us is still incredibly remote, has become a present-day problem for the inhabitants of Mars. Which of the following details comes from supporting evidence?

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  • Answer:

    Mars has become very cold


    You didn't provide any answers, but I already took the test so I know the answers :)

  • The detail that comes from supporting evidence is:

    • Mars has become cold

    What is a Supporting Evidence?

    Supporting evidence refers to the additional pieces of information that lead to a conclusion. It gives more credence to the conclusion reached.

    In the text above, the conclusion of mars becoming a cold planet can be seen before the descriptions and explanations that came earlier. One of them is the huge snowcaps that have caused some problems for the inhabitants of Mars.

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