Moons of the Solar System

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How many Earths could fit inside Jupiter?
1300
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What exerts gravitational energy on Io?
Jupiter and the other nearby moons
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What is the effect of these gravitational forces on Io?
Huge tidal forces that squeeze and stretch its interior
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What is the effect of the tidal forces?
A lot of heat and pressure in moon's interior, so it is seismically active
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Io is a moon of which planet?
Jupiter
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Phobos and Deimos are moons of which planet?
Mars
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Are Phobos and Deimos really moons?
No, they are captured asteriods
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What is the diameter of Phobos?
22km
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What is the diameter of Deimos?
12.6km
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Titan is a moon of which planet?
Saturn
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Why is Titan so interesting to astronomers?
It has "primordial soup" conditions--similar to those on Earth before life
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Why do scientists want to study Titan?
They hope it will give them answers as to how life began on Earth
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Miranda is a moon of which planet?
Uranus
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What is an odd feature of Miranda's surface?
It has giant canyons that are 12 times as deep as the Grand Canyon
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Why do astronomers thing it looks as weird as it does?
It could have collided with something, shattered, and then reformed under gravity, merging with the other object
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