The Galilean Moons

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The Galilean Moons

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Question 1

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What famous astronomer is well-known for discovering four of Jupiter's largest moons?
Answer
  • Johannes Kepler
  • Isaac Newton
  • Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Galileo Galilei

Question 2

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What year were Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto discovered?
Answer
  • 1610 A.D.
  • 1910 A.D.
  • 1710 A.D.
  • 1510 A.D.

Question 3

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Which is the largest of the Galilean Satellites? (Satellites means moons)
Answer
  • Io
  • Europa
  • Callisto
  • Ganymede

Question 4

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Which two of the Galilean Satellites are closest to Jupiter?
Answer
  • Io and Europa
  • Europa and Ganymede
  • Ganymede and Callisto
  • Callisto and Io

Question 5

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What is unique about Io?
Answer
  • 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

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What is the order of the Galilean Satellites going from closest to Jupiter to furthest?
Answer
  • Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto
  • Callisto, Io, Ganymede, Europa
  • Europa, Callisto, Io, Ganymede
  • Ganymede, Io, Callisto, Europa

Question 7

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What is unique about Europa?
Answer
  • 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

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Order the Galilean Moons from largest to smallest.
Answer
  • Ganymede, Callisto, Io, Europa
  • Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto
  • Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, Io
  • Europa, Io, Callisto, Ganymede

Question 9

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The volcanic activity of Io is a consequence of:
Answer
  • tidal heating
  • radioactive materials in Io's interior
  • frequent meteoroid impacts
  • frictional heating due to atmospheric winds
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