Rocks/Rocky objects/Ganymede/Quiz

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In this image of Ganymede's trailing side, the colors are enhanced to emphasize color differences. Credit: NASA/JPL/DLR.

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1 True or False, The leading hemisphere is the hemisphere away from the direction of the orbital motion; the trailing hemisphere faces the reverse direction.


2 The cryosphere of Ganymede is likely to include which of the following?

water ice
sea ice
lake ice
river ice
snow cover
ice caps
ice sheets

3 The science of the behavior of frozen snow is called

4 Chemistry phenomena associated with Ganymede are

carbon dioxide
organic compounds

5 Complete the text:

Ganymede has a very surface with bright and regions. The surface includes , valleys, craters and flows.

6 Complete the text:

Match up the astroglacial object with each of the possibilities below:
ice cap - A
optical characteristics of sediment suspensions - B
water in solid form - C
behavior of frozen snow - D
ice sheets - E
polar ice caps - F
cryopediology .
lake Veitastrondsvatn .
Ganymede .
cryosphere .
Antarctica and Greenland
Vatnajökull, Iceland .

7 Complete the text:

Match up the object with the image:
Callisto - A
Vatnajökull, Iceland - B
the Cryosphere of Earth - C
Antarctica - D
Ganymede - E
Europa - F
Antarctica 6400px from Blue Marble.jpg
Cryosphere Fuller Projection.png
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8 Which of the following is not an astronomical cryosphere?

Vatnajökull, Iceland
the last ice sheets in Europe and North America
the cryosphere of Ganymede
the photosphere
frozen snow
ice sheets are in Antarctica and Greenland

9 True or False, During the last glacial period of Ganymede the Wisconsin period ice sheet covered much of Enki Catena.


10 Which of the following is not an astronomical characteristic of ice?

an albedo as high as 80%
thin water frost deposits
ice knobs
tidal heating events
surface is composed of water ice and is one of the smoothest in the Solar System
the bright terrain on the surface of Ganymede

11 Yes or No, The tidal flexing of the ice on Ganymede may have heated the interior and strained the lithosphere, leading to the development of cracks and horst and graben faulting, which erased the old, dark terrain on 70% of the surface?



Main source: Hypotheses
  1. There are volcanoes on Ganymede.

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