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chapter 7 astronomy
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All of the Jovian planets are encircled by complex ring systems (T/F).
Uranus and Neptune have more dynamic atmospheres than Jupiter and Saturn (T/F).
Uranus and Neptune are fairly similar in terms of size, internal structure, and color (T/F).
Images from the Huygens probe showed that liquids flowed on Titan like water on Earth (T/F).
The rings of Uranus were not discovered until a spacecraft few by and took images from the other side of the planet (T/F).
All of the Jovian Planets are made of mainly what elements?
Hydrogen and Helium
What is the physical appearance of Jupiter as seen from Earth or a spacecraft?
A series of dark belts and light zones parallel to the equator
The lifetime of the Great Red Spot appears to be...
At least 300 years, from visual records
The Great Red Spot is...
A large, long-lived, high-pressure storm in Jupiter's atmosphere
The temperature and pressure on Titan is just right for...
Methane and ethane to exist as gases, liquids, or solids
Inside a certain distance from a planet, the tidal force overwhelms the gravitational pull between neighboring particles, and these particles cannot accrete to form a larger body. This distance is called the...
The deepest central cores of the interiors of Jupiter and Saturn are thought to be composed of...
The blue-green appearance of Uranus is caused by...
The atmosphere of methane gas, which preferentially absorbs the red parts of the solar system.
Which planet is characterized by a blue-green appearance, with dark storms, and white, high-altitude methane clouds?
What is believed to be the basic structure of the interior of Uranus?
Rocky core, thick layer of water, thick layer of liquid hydrogen, thin gaseous atmosphere
Which of the moons of the giant planets is known to have a significant atmosphere?
Titan, a moon of Saturn
Triton, the largest satellite of Neptune, has...
A surface of ice with frozen lakes, plumes of escaping gas, and few craters
What observing technique was being used when Saturn's rings were originally discovered?
Visual observations through a telescope
Where is the Cassini division found in our solar system?
Between two major ring systems around Saturn
The particles in Saturn's rings are composed of...
Water ice or rock coated with water ice
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