Astronomy The Solar System

Physics & Astronomy

Quiz 11 :
Planetary Moons and Rings

Quiz 11 :
Planetary Moons and Rings

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How many moons are known in the Solar System?
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How do regular moons orbit in comparison to their planet's rotation?
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The only planet(s) without a moon is (are)
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Which of the following is a characteristic of irregular moons?
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Most large regular moons probably formed
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Which property of a moon might lead you to believe it was a captured asteroid?
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Assume that we discover a new moon of Jupiter.It orbits Jupiter at a large distance and in the opposite direction that Jupiter rotates.It is much smaller than most of Jupiter's other moons And has a density close to that of Earth rocks.Therefore, this moon is most likely
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If a moon has a retrograde orbit, then it orbits
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By studying the orbit of a moon around its parent planet, astronomers can use ________ to find the parent planet's ________.
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When a moon is cold enough that frozen water acts like a rock, and liquid water is found in "hot" flows or geysers, we call this type of activity
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Cryovolcanism occurs when
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Which of the following can be used as an indicator of the age of a moon's surface?
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Based on the figure below, this moon img
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Based on the figure below, this moon img
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Based on the figure below, this moon img
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Based on the figure below, this moon img
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What does a darkened surface indicate on a rocky moon, as compared to a different moon with a lighter surface?
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The varied colors found on Io's surface are due to the presence of various molecules containing
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On which of Saturn's moons did the Cassini-Huygens Probe land in 2004, providing our first view of the varied and active surface?
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Why are some moons such as Io and Enceladus geologically active even though they are small in size compared to the planets?
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