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Titan (moon): Quiz


Question 1: [41] Observations by Cassini of the atmosphere made in 2004 also suggest that Titan is a "super rotator", like ________, with an atmosphere that rotates much faster than its surface.
Mercury (planet)JupiterMarsVenus

Question 2: [91] Radar images captured by the Cassini spacecraft have instead revealed some of these regions to be extensive plains covered in longitudinal sand ________, up to 330 meters high.
Oxbow lakeSediment transportDrainage basinDune

Question 3: Titan is the only known moon with a fully developed ________ that consists of more than just trace gases.
NeptuneGanymede (moon)Extraterrestrial atmospheresAtmosphere

Question 4:
What is Titan (moon) also known as?
Saturn VI
Saturn VII
Saturn I
Saturn II

Question 5:
When was Titan (moon) discovered?

Question 6: When the probe arrived in the Saturnian system in 2004, it was hoped that ________ lakes or oceans might be detectable by reflected sunlight from the surface of any liquid bodies, but no specular reflections were initially observed.

Question 7: This means that cryovolcanism on Titan would require a large amount of additional energy to operate, possibly via ________ from nearby Saturn.
Tidal lockingTidal accelerationRoche limitNatural satellite

Question 8: Like the Earth's moon and many of the other gas giant satellites, its orbital period is identical to its rotational period; Titan is thus ________ in synchronous rotation with Saturn.
Tidal lockingEuropa (moon)Enceladus (moon)Titan (moon)

Question 9: That Titan might have accreted an atmosphere from the early Saturnian nebula at the time of formation also seems unlikely; in such a case, it ought to have atmospheric abundances similar to the solar nebula, including ________ and neon.

Question 10: That the ________ and nitrogen are of biological origin has been examined, for example.
Atmospheric methaneGlobal warmingGreenhouse gasClathrate gun hypothesis


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