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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 excess heat is thought to be the result 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.  Evidence for the interaction between the "Great Red Spot" and the adjacent "zonal flow" is seen in:
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4.  The "banded" structure of Jupiter's clouds:
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5.  The temperature at the "surface" of Jupiter is:
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6.  The "Great Red Spot' on Jupiter is thought to be a long-lived hurricane about the size of:
7.  The cloud patterns on Jupiter come from:
8.  Jupiter's appearance shows striking:
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9.  Jupiter's "belts" and "zones" are:
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10.  On Jupiter the varitaion of rotational period with latitude means that the period is greatest (ie. the "day" is longest):
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11.  Jupiter's strong magnetic field is believed to be a consequence of:
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12.  The "surace" of Jupiter is chosen as:
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13.  Although Jupiter's mass is greater than the combined mass of all the other planets, its average density is:
14.  Because Jupiter is so large, its period of rotation is:
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15.  THe gas giants include:
16.  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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17.  The "white ovals" seen on Jupiter are white because:
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18.  The "brown ovals" seen on Jupiter are brown because:
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19.  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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