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What Is the Jovian Problem?

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The process by which a developing Jovian planet skips the formation of a solid core and instead forms more quickly and directly from the gases of the solar nebula is known as:

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1. The alternative to the core accretion model, one that posits that the Jovian planets could form in only a few thousand years by way of direct collapse, is known as:

2. A model for the formation of the Jovian planets, one that posits that they formed when gas from the solar nebula was gravitationally attracted around a previously formed solid core, is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Jovian problem. The Jovian planets and the core accretion model will be part of the testing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Process by which a Jovian planet skips the formation of a solid core
  • Alternative to the core accretion model
  • The various Jovian planets

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Jovian problem
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different Jovian planets
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the core accretion model and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, take a look at the lesson titled What is the Jovian Problem? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details what the Jovian planets are
  • Explains the Jovian problem
  • Defines the core accretion model
  • Explores alternatives to the core accretion model
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