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Unformatted text preview: Great Red Spot ? Jupiter’s weather patterns consist of frequent low pressure storms like hurricanes. The other jovian planets also have dramatic weather patterns with faster and stronger winds then those of Jupiter. The Great Red Spot is a gigantic storm located on Jupiter. 7. What are rings? What are they made of, and how do they differ among the four jovian planets? Briefly describe the effects of gap moons and orbital resonances on ring systems. Rings are particles bunched up in some sort of orbital distances and being forced at others. They are made of particles ranging from small dust grains to boulders. Saturn’s rings are made of vast numbers if icy particles circling Saturn according to Kepler’s laws. The gravity of gap moons effectively keeps the gap clear of small ring particles and orbital resonances perform periodic nudges to reinforce one another and clear a gap in the rings....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SC 404 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '08 term at Mt. Aloysius.
- Spring '08