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Name ____________________ Date _____ Section ___ _ACTIVITY 15Moons of the Giant PlanetsLearning GoalsIn this activity, you will compare major moons of the giant planets, both against one another andagainst Earth's Moon. This is an introduction to "comparative planetology," which is useful for find-ing commonalities among the bodies of the Solar System. As you work on this activity you will:1.Compare and contrast the surface features of Jupiter's moon Ganymede with those of the Moon.2.Discuss evidence of resurfacing and cratering on four moons of Saturn.3.Compare and contrast surface features of Saturn's moon Titan to similar ones on Earth.LI.Compare the evidence for the reprocessing of part of Neptune's moon Triton.Step 1-Jupiter's Moon GanymedeFigure 15.1shows the Moon and Ganymede side by side.1.Name two surface features that Ganymede appears to havein common with the Moon.2.In what ways are these features similar? In what ways mustthe origins of the features on Ganymede be different?

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