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the flattening of a spherical body usually cause by rotation
liquid metallic hydrogen
a form of liquid hydrogen that is a good electrical conductor found in the interiors of jupiter and saturn
the volume of space around a planet within which the motion of charged particles is dominated by the planetary magnetic field rather than the solar wind
the atmospheric circulation typical of Jovian planets. Dark belts and bright zones encirle the planet parallel to its equator
the four largest moons of Jupiter
regions of the surface of Ganymede consisting of parallel grooves. Scientists believe such terrain was formed by repeated fracturing of the icy crust
the heating of a planet or satellite because of friction caused by tides
objects in gravitational tidal lock or synchronized orbits
the optical property of finely divided particles to preferentially direct light in the original direction of the light's travel
the minimum distance between a planet and a satellite that holds itself together by its own gravity.
a satellite that, by its gravitational field, confines particles to a planetary ring
***THINK OF SATURN***
the oval features found on Miranda, a moon of Uranus
the passage of a larger appearing body in front of a smaller appearing body
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