Astronomy Quiz 10

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

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