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Mini-Quiz: Jupiter's 67 Moons

by Ron Kurtus (updated 18 January 2022)

Take this Mini-quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. Why are the four largest moons called Galilean?

They exist in Galilean orbits

No one is really sure of the reason

They were discovered by Galileo

2. What is the relationship between the 49 named moons and the Galilean moons?

They are smaller than the Galilean moons

They were discovered before the Galilean moons

Each can support forms of life

3. Why haven't the remaining 14 moons been named?

Astronomers ran out of good names to use

Astronomers need more facts before they can name them

The moons are so small, astronomers aren't sure they really exist

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Astronomy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


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