Astronomy Quiz 10

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Astronomy Quizzes & Trivia
This quiz is designed to test basic knowledge about the planet Jupiter.

  
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1.  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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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.  Jupiter's strong magnetic field is believed to be a consequence of:
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4.  Because Jupiter is so large, its period of rotation is:
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5.  Jupiter's appearance shows striking:
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6.  The "banded" structure of Jupiter's clouds:
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7.  The "white ovals" seen on Jupiter are white because:
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8.  The temperature at the "surface" of Jupiter is:
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9.  Jupiter's excess heat is thought to be the result of:
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10.  The "brown ovals" seen on Jupiter are brown because:
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11.  Evidence for the interaction between the "Great Red Spot" and the adjacent "zonal flow" is seen in:
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12.  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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13.  Jupiter's "belts" and "zones" are:
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14.  On Jupiter the varitaion of rotational period with latitude means that the period is greatest (ie. the "day" is longest):
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15.  The "surace" of Jupiter is chosen as:
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