Gaseous Planets Crossword Puzzle

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  • dark : the great _ spot on neptune is actually a giant storm, larger than our planet earth!
  • cold : the gas giants are so _ because they are so far away from the sun.
  • water : saturn's biggest moon, titan, is the only place other than earth to contain stable _ .
  • shepherd : there are also _ moons in saturn's rings, called that because of the way they herd the rings as if they were sheep.
  • rock : saturn's rings are made up of dust, ice and _ .
  • rings : scientists have recently discovered that like saturn, jupiter has _ , though they are very difficult to see. uranus also has been found to have these.
  • sulfur : the jovian moon, io, has hot active volcanoes and smells like rotten eggs because of the chemical, _ , spewing into its atmosphere.
  • cassini : _ is the name of the mission exploring saturn.
  • thin : saturn's rings are sometimes so _ we cannot see them until saturn tilts at just the right angle, showing them to be very wide.
  • saturn : the most famous planet in our solar system
  • miranda : _ is a pretty small and pretty strange moon of uranus, as it seems to be pieced together from parts that don't fit, making its surface very rough.
  • uranus : our "sleepy planet," because it rotates sideways as if its lying down
  • methane : _ is the gas on both uranus & neptune that causes its pretty blue color.
  • dense : saturn is the only planet in our solar system less _ than water.
  • helium : jupiter, like the sun, is made up primarily of 2 gases: hydrogen & _ .
  • twins : jupiter & saturn are thought of as _ planets.
  • craters : the scientist who discovered uranus and his sister were honored by having several _ named after them, including one on our moon!
  • largest : ganymede is jupiter's _ moon, and is the largest object in our solar system.
  • nitrogen : geysers on triton are thought to spew out the gas _ , though scientists are still a little uncertain.
  • geysers : triton is neptune's largest moon & is fascinating because it is filled with _ , holes in the ground that spew out hot water on earth.
  • blue : the gas, methane, absorbs red light and reflects _ light.