Trivia

Hard

The Only Moon In Our Solar System That Has A Magnetic Field Is?

Europa
The Moon
Titan
Ganymede

Answer: Ganymede

For the most part, moons tend to be particularly sedate celestial bodies. Most moons are typically just big hunks of cold rock with little geological activity to speak of, quietly orbiting their host planets.

In that regard, Jupiter’s massive moon, Ganymede, is distinct in two ways. First, it’s somewhat geologically active with an iron-rich, liquid core similar to Earth. Second, due to that liquid iron core, it’s the only moon in our solar system known to have a magnetic field.

As a result of the magnetic field, the thin atmosphere of Ganymede lights up with auroral displays when it is bombarded with plasma energy coming from Jupiter, just like Earth’s magnetic field interacts with solar winds to create auroras (Australis and Borealis).

Trivia

Hard

What Animal Was Used To Make The Sound Of The Star Wars TIE Fighter?

Trivia

Hard

In 2011 Scientists Successfully Extracted Organic Material From Amber And Created?

Trivia

Hard

The British Royal Navy Considered Rations Of What Foodstuff A Military Secret?

Trivia

Easy

Painted Navigational Markers Left On Hiking Trails Are Called?

Trivia

Hard

The Best Known Example Of A Lazarus Taxon (A Species Believed Extinct But Not) Is The?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of The Following Is The Rarest Big Cat Species?

Trivia

Easy

It Wasn’t Until The 1840s You Could Buy Which Of These Foods In Solid Form?

Trivia

Hard

The Largest Ant Colony In The World Is Comprised Of Which Ant Species?

Trivia

Hard

James Bond, The Iconic And Fictional British Spy, Was Named After A Real?

Trivia

Hard

The Largest Butterfly In The U.S. And Canada Is The?