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Astronomy Quiz 10

19 Questions  I  By Naspah
Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia
This quiz is designed to test basic knowledge about the planet Jupiter.

  
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1.  Jupiter's strong magnetic field is believed to be a consequence of:
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2.  Because Jupiter has no "solid surface" to "tie down its atmosphere", the period of rotation of the atmosphere varies with latitude.  This is termed:
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3.  The "brown ovals" seen on Jupiter are brown because:
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4.  The "surace" of Jupiter is chosen as:
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5.  THe gas giants include:
6.  The temperature at the "surface" of Jupiter is:
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7.  The cloud patterns on Jupiter come from:
8.  Evidence for the interaction between the "Great Red Spot" and the adjacent "zonal flow" is seen in:
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9.  The "banded" structure of Jupiter's clouds:
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10.  The "white ovals" seen on Jupiter are white because:
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11.  On Jupiter the varitaion of rotational period with latitude means that the period is greatest (ie. the "day" is longest):
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12.  Jupiter's appearance shows striking:
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13.  The rotation period of the planet can also be measured from periodic radio emission (tied to the magnetic field of Jupiter).  This rotation period most closely agrees with the atmospheric rotation observed:
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14.  The "Great Red Spot' on Jupiter is thought to be a long-lived hurricane about the size of:
15.  The rotation axis of Jupiter is tilted at only 3 degress from being at right angles to the plane of its orbit.  As a consequence, Jupiter's seasons:
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16.  Because Jupiter is so large, its period of rotation is:
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17.  Although Jupiter's mass is greater than the combined mass of all the other planets, its average density is:
18.  Jupiter's "belts" and "zones" are:
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19.  Jupiter's excess heat is thought to be the result of:
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