The Galilean Moons

Question 1 of 9

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What famous astronomer is well-known for discovering four of Jupiter's largest moons?

Select one of the following:

  • Johannes Kepler

  • Isaac Newton

  • Nicolaus Copernicus

  • Galileo Galilei

Question 2 of 9

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What year were Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto discovered?

Select one of the following:

  • 1610 A.D.

  • 1910 A.D.

  • 1710 A.D.

  • 1510 A.D.

Question 3 of 9

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Which is the largest of the Galilean Satellites? (Satellites means moons)

Select one of the following:

  • Io

  • Europa

  • Callisto

  • Ganymede

Question 4 of 9

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Which two of the Galilean Satellites are closest to Jupiter?

Select one of the following:

  • Io and Europa

  • Europa and Ganymede

  • Ganymede and Callisto

  • Callisto and Io

Question 5 of 9

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What is unique about Io?

Select one of the following:

  • Io have volcanoes which are caused by tidal effects from Jupiter.

  • Io has oceans of liquid saltwater.

  • It rotates backwards (clockwise) on its axis.

  • It orbits Jupiter backwards (clockwise).

Question 6 of 9

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What is the order of the Galilean Satellites going from closest to Jupiter to furthest?

Select one of the following:

  • Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto

  • Callisto, Io, Ganymede, Europa

  • Europa, Callisto, Io, Ganymede

  • Ganymede, Io, Callisto, Europa

Question 7 of 9

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What is unique about Europa?

Select one of the following:

  • It likely has liquid water under its smooth ice crust, which is a potential location for life to have formed.

  • It has many active volcanoes.

  • It is the largest non-planet object in the solar system.

  • It rotates backwards (clockwise) on its axis.

Question 8 of 9

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Order the Galilean Moons from largest to smallest.

Select one of the following:

  • Ganymede, Callisto, Io, Europa

  • Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto

  • Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Io

  • Europa, Io, Callisto, Ganymede

Question 9 of 9

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The volcanic activity of Io is a consequence of:

Select one of the following:

  • tidal heating

  • radioactive materials in Io's interior

  • frequent meteoroid impacts

  • frictional heating due to atmospheric winds

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The Galilean Moons

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