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C – The PlanetsExercise C4:The Moons of the PlanetsStudent name: ________________________Class: ____________ Date: _____________Check the box with the correct answer.Question 1: What factor, more than any other, do you think led to Jupiter having so many moonscompared to the inner terrestrial planets?±a. The Sun is far enough away from Jupiter that its heat is insufficient to melt icy particlesorbiting the planet; these particles coalesced to form moons.±b. Jupiter's rapid rotation was important in spinning off most of these moons from itssurface.±c. Jupiter has an extensive atmosphere from which these moons have been formed.±d. The powerful gravitational field produced by Jupiter's large mass has allowed thisplanet to capture moons from the nearby asteroid belt.
Question 2: The Galilean satellites, in order of decreasing diameter, are:±
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Term
Summer
Professor
Reetika Dhawan
Tags
Solar System, Planet, Natural satellite, Galilean moons

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