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Ganymede is the largest ___ in the solar system and orbits Jupiter.
In general, storm systems in Jupiter's atmosphere are ___ than storms on Earth.
not as intense
are more localized
Jupiter's magnetosphere is the _____ of all the planets in the solar system.
Jupiter's main satellites orbit ____ (one side facing the planet) due to massive tidal forces.
in reverse of Jupiter's rotation
The size of Jupiter - compared to the terrestrial planets - indicates that its
overall composition is about the same.
overall composition is much different.
moons have evolved differently.
just way too big.
Jupiter is composed mostly of _____ & _____.
Jupiter has colorful bands of clouds (tan, red, white & brown). This is mostly due to
the tidal effects of its moons.
differential spin ratios.
differing chemical composition.
external heating from the Sun.
What is thought to be responsible for Jupiter's incredibly strong magnetic field?
core & outer liquid metallic spin differentiation
the pull of Jupiter's four main moons
the Sun's solar wind
strong gravitational attraction
This cloud feature (storm) is about 3 times the size of Earth.
Great Dark Spot
Great Red Spot
sprites & jets
Jupiter was the first planet studied up close by the ____ space probes.
There is only one large (Earth-size) storm on Jupiter.
Earth's magnetosphere is similar in strength to Jupiter's magnetosphere.
Jupiter has a solid surface that is located just below its outer most cloud layers.
This moon of Jupiter has a smooth, thin crust that overlies a vast salty liquid ocean.
This moon of Jupiter is even larger than the planet Mercury.
This moon is one of the most (if not the most) volcanically active body in the solar system.
Europa has recently been found to have _____ erupting to the surface from under the ice.
Callisto is another one of the four main moons of Jupiter and is characterized by
oceans of salty-liquid water.
an icy surface.
massive impact craters.
Which moon of Jupiter may be the most conducive to alien life?
What is thought to be the cause of IO (and the other main moons) internal heating?
differences in rotation rates of each moon
tidal (gravity) forces from Jupiter & the sister moons
Jupiter's Great Red Spot
differences in orbital speeds