Reading Overview for
Chapter 11: The Giant Planets
liquid metallic hydrogen
Chapter 12: Rings, Moons, and Pluto
properties of the following moons:
NOTE: There will not be a short-answer (written) question on the final exam. However, understanding the following review questions at the ends of the chapters will be helpful to you:
Describe four differences between the Jovian planets and the Terrestrial planets.
What is the primary source of Jupiter's internal heat?
Why do the upper levels of Neptune's atmosphere appear blue?
Why didn't ancient astronomers know of Uranus's existence?
Why are Jupiter's four biggest moons called "Galilean moons"?
Which planets have rings?
What powers Io's volcanoes?
How are the atmospheres of Earth, Titan, and Triton similar?
Why was Pluto reclassified as a dwarf planet?