AS101hw15 - the outer rings. This deformation and shift due...

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J.I. AS101 Reading Question Chapter 11 #14 6/19/07 14. Briefly explain why icy moons can have active geology at much smaller sizes than rocky worlds. There is a great difference in the jovian moons to the terrestrial moons, their composition. Jovian moons are composed mostly of ices. Ice can deform easier and more in the lower temperatures of
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Unformatted text preview: the outer rings. This deformation and shift due to tidal forces results in much more geological activity. The constant struggle between the heat generated by tidal effects and the great distance from the Sun allows it to constantly be geologically active....
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