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Saturn
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  • Question 1
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    Q. In our solar system, Saturn is the _____
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    largest planet
    second largest planet
    third largest planet
    fourth largest planet
  • Question 2
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    Q. Saturn's atmosphere, hundreds of kilometers deep, is composed mostly of _____
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    hydrogen
    methane
    ammonia
    helium
  • Question 3
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    Q. Saturn's density is about _____ that of water
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    1/2
    2/3
    3/4
    4/5
  • Question 4
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    Q. Saturn spins really quickly, completing a day in just _____
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    three hours
    five and a half hours
    eight  hours
    ten and a half hours
  • Question 5
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    Q. Saturn is really oblate, or squished; it’s _____ through the Equator than through the poles
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    5% narrower
    5% wider
    10% wider
    15% wider
  • Question 6
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    Q. When we look at Saturn, we only see its cloud tops, which are mostly _____
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    ammonia
    methane
    hydrogen
    helium
  • Question 7
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    Q. In 2010, what was seen in Saturn’s northern hemisphere?
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    a huge storm
    a meteor impact
    volcanic activity
    distinct bands
  • Question 8
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    Q. On Saturn, where is the huge, hexagonal vortex located?
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    on the equator
    the location changes
    the north pole
    the south pole
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    Q. Wind speeds at the center of the hexagonal vortex have been clocked at _____
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    5 kilometers per hour
    50 kilometers per hour
    500 kilometers per hour
    5000 kilometers per hour
  • Question 10
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    Q. Who correctly interpreted the appearance of the rings surrounding Saturn?
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    Galileo
    Huygens
    Newton
    Copernicus
  • Question 11
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    Q. Saturn's rings are composed of _____
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    solid rock
    water ice
    gas and dust
    methane gas
  • Question 12
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    Q. On average, what is the thickness of Saturn's rings?
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    about ten millimeters thick
    about ten centimeters thick
    about ten meters thick
    about ten kilometers thick
  • Question 13
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    Q. If Saturn was the size of a piece of paper, that paper would be _____ thicker than the rings. 
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    ten times
     a hundred times
    a thousand times
    ten thousand times
  • Question 14
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    Q. How many main rings does Saturn have?
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    three
    four
    five
    six
  • Question 15
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    Q. Saturn's rings are given lettered names in order of _____
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    their thickness
    their width
    their distance from the planet
    their discovery
  • Question 16
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    Q. The gap between the A and B rings is called _____
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    the Galileo Divide
    the Cassini Division
    the Huygens Partition
    the Ring Separation
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    Q. Which icy moon, responsible for the Cassini Division, has a single huge crater?
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    Titan
    Tethys
    Mimas
    Enceladus
  • Question 18
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    Q. Which of Saturn's moons is bigger than Mercury?
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    Titan
    Tethys
    Mimas
    Enceladus
  • Question 19
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    Q. Which spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, and mapped the surface of Titan?
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    Cassini
    Huygens
    Magellan
    Rosetta
  • Question 20
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    Q. Titan has hints of cryovolcanoes that spew _____
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    liquid water
    liquid nitrogen
    dry ice
    hydrocarbon grains
  • Question 21
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    Q. What liquid has been found, residing in lakes, on Titan’s north and south poles?
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    water
    methane
    ammonia
    hydrogen
  • Question 22
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    Q. Enceladus erupts water from a series of cracks nicknamed _____
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    Huygens striations
    Cassini Divisions
    bands and belts
    tiger stripes
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