Astronomy Quiz 11

20 Questions  I  By Naspah on October 24, 2008
This quiz is designed to test knowledge on the basics of the planet Jupiter and its moons.

  
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1.  Ganymede, the largest of Jupiter's moons, is also:
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2.  Voyager satellite images suggest that Europa has an ocean of:
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3.  The Galilean moons are (in increasing distance from Jupiter):
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4.  It is theorized that Europa's ocean remains liquid because of:
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5.  Callisto appears similar to Ganymede but with:
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6.  Jupiter's Galilean moons are called a "minature solar system" because:
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7.  The surface of Ganymede resembles our moon's suface in:
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8.  Unlike our moon, Ganymede's surface includes:
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9.  Following the variations from Terrestrial to Jovian planets:
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10.  Above Europa's ocean is a relatively thin layer of:
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11.  Io's largest volcano, Smoki, is:
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12.  The "rocky" cratered surface of Callisto is believed to be mainly:
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13.  Unlike our moon, on Ganymede:
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14.  Europa is like Io in:
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15.  Evidence  for "ongoing" volcanic activity on Io are:
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16.  Unlike our moon, "resurfacing" on Ganymede is thought to be outflows of:
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17.  Callisto's largest basin is named:
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18.  If Io is "tidally locked" to Jupiter, how can gravitational energy be "pumped" into its surface?
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19.  Although Io has no ocean on its surface, tidal forces from Jupiter cause a:
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20.  Io is the "most geologically active object in the solar system" because:
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