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Moons of the Solar System

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
The planets of the Solar system have a number of natural satellites, each with features and peculiarities of its own. Take this quiz and learn interesting facts about these wondrous celestial bodies.

Question 1:


Because of the lack of atmosphere, the craters on most celestial bodies from the solar system remain preserved for hundreds of millions or billions of years. The largest known crater within the solar system is located on which natural satellite?
Titan
Deimos
The Moon
Io

Question 2:


Larger than Pluto and Mercury, this natural satellite is the largest moon of the entire solar system.
Callisto
Europa
Titan
Ganymede

Question 3:


Which is the planet with the biggest number of natural satellites in the solar system?
Neptune
Uranus
Jupiter
Saturn

Question 4:

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Triton, a celestial body with complex geological history, is the largest moon of which planet of the solar system?
Mars
Jupiter
Neptune
Saturn


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Question 5:


Which of these characteristics makes Saturn's moon Titan unique among all moons in the solar system?
It is the only moon with active volcanoes on its surface.
It is the only moon that is considered a captured object.
It is the only moon to have a dense atmosphere.
It is the only moon to have a retrograde orbit.

Question 6:


There have been numerous debates over whether this moon, discovered in 1978, should be considered a satellite or a separate planet.
Umbriel
Charon
Nereid
Nix

Question 7:


Which of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter is noted as the most volcanically active body in the solar system?
Callisto
Ganymede
Europa
Io

Question 8:


Named after the leading sylph in Alexander Pope's poem Rape of the Lock, the moon Ariel is the natural satellite of which planet of the solar system?
Jupiter
Uranus
Neptune
Saturn

Question 9:

View the provided image.
This Saturn's satellite has a peculiar feature that remains a mystery to scientists - there is a striking difference in colouring between its two hemispheres.
Dione
Iapetus
Tethys
Rhea


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Question 10:


This celestial body is the darkest of Uranus' larger moons and its most distinctive feature is a large equatorial ring of bright material (supposedly a crater) named Wunda, which contrasts with the rest of the planet’s dark surface.
Ariel
Oberon
Titania
Umbriel

 


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