Chapter 8 Homework

Chapter 8 Homework - Chapter 8 Fill In the Blank 1. The...

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Chapter 8 Fill In the Blank 1. The Galilean moon Ganymede is larger than Mercury. 3. Io is the only moon in the solar system having active volcanism. 6. Saturn’s rings exist because they lie within Saturn’s Roche limit . 8. The composition of Titan’s atmosphere is 90 percent nitrogen. 9. There may be large amounts of liquid water under the frozen surface of Europa. 10. The Uranian moon that shows the greatest amount of geological activity and disruption over time is Miranda . Review and Discussion 2. What is unusual about Jupiter’s moon Io? It has active volcanoes on its surface, its source of energy is external from Jupiter's gravity. Is orbit is elliptical, and it is very hot. 5. What property of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, makes it of particular interest to astronomers? It has a very thick atmosphere similar to that of Venus, and the moons surface may be geologically active. 7. What is unique about Miranda? Give a possible explanation for this uniqueness.
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ASTR 101 taught by Professor Caffo during the Fall '06 term at New Mexico.

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Chapter 8 Homework - Chapter 8 Fill In the Blank 1. The...

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