Exciting Discoveries about Moons!

Earth has a moon that has a lot of responsibilities to keep up the flow of life. However, Earth is not only a planet having moons. There are a lot of moons on various planets. Today we are publishing moon data here on The Notes. Let's go deeper.

Exciting discoveries about moon



Mercury

Mercury has no moon. The reason behind this is that Mercury is so close to the Sun and its gravity, it wouldn’t be able to hold on to its moon. Any moon would most likely crash into Mercury or maybe go into orbit around the Sun and eventually get pulled into it.


Venus

Venus has no moons. And it's still a mystery why so?


Earth

We all know we have one pretty sweet looking moon. 


Mars

Mars has two moons:

  • Phobos
  • Deimos


Jupiter

the giant outer planets. They have lots of moons. Jupiter, for instance, has 79 known moons! The numerous well-known of Jupiter's moons are Io (pronounced eye-oh), Europa, and Callisto. Jupiter additionally has the biggest moon in our solar system, Ganymede. This moon is so huge you can examine them with just a pair of binoculars.

  • Adrastea
  • S/2003 J2
  • Aitne
  • S/2003 J3
  • Amalthea
  • S/2003 J4
  • S/2003 J5
  • Ananke
  • Aoede
  • S/2003 J9
  • Arche
  • S/2003 J10
  • Autonoe
  • S/2003 J12
  • Callirrhoe
  • S/2003 J15
  • Callisto
  • S/2003 J16
  • Carme
  • S/2003 J18
  • Eurydome
  • Ganymede
  • Harpalykce
  • Hegemone
  • Helike
  • Hermippe
  • Herse
  • Himalia
  • Io
  • Iocaste
  • Isonoe
  • Jupiter LI
  • Jupiter LII
  • Kale
  • Kallichore
  • Kalyke
  • Kore
  • Leda
  • Lysithea
  • Megaclite
  • S/2003 J19
  • Carpo
  • Chaldene
  • S/2003 J23
  • S/2011 J1
  • Cyllene
  • Dia
  • S/2011 J2
  • Elara
  • Erinome
  • Eukelade
  • Euanthe
  • Euporie
  • Europa
  • Metis
  • Mneme
  • Orthosie
  • Pasiphae
  • Pasithee
  • Praxidike
  • Sinope
  • Sponde
  • Thebe
  • Themisto
  • Taygete
  • Thelxinoe
  • Thyone


Saturn

Saturn has 53 moons that have been named. Saturn also has 29 moons awaiting confirmation. They’re unconfirmed because we’re waiting to get more information about them.

One of Saturn's moons, named Titan, even has its atmosphere, which is very unusual for a moon.

  • Aegaeon
  • S/2004 S11
  • Aegir
  • S/2004 S12
  • Albiorix
  • S/2004 S13
  • Anthe
  • S/2004 S17
  • S/2006 S1
  • Atlas
  • S/2006 S3
  • Iapetus
  • Ijiraq
  • Janus
  • Jarnsaxa
  • Kari
  • Kiviuq
  • Loge
  • Methone
  • Mimas
  • Mundilfari
  • Narviconverte
  • Bebhionn
  • S/2007 S2
  • Bergelmir
  • S/2007 S3
  • Bestla Calypso
  • S/2009 S1
  • Daphnis
  • Dione
  • Enceladus
  • Epimetheus
  • Erriapus
  • Farbauti
  • Paaliaq
  • Pallene
  • Pan
  • Pandora
  • Phoebe
  • Polydeuces
  • Prometheus
  • Rhea
  • Siarnaq
  • Skathi
  • Skoll
  • Surtur
  • Suttungr
  • Fenrir
  • Fornjot
  • Greip
  • Hati
  • Helene
  • Hyperion
  • Hyrrokkin
  • Tarqeq
  • Tarvos
  • Telesto
  • Tethys
  • Thrymr
  • Titan
  • Ymir


Uranus

Uranus has 27 moons that we know of. Some of them are half made of ice.

  • Cordelia
  • Ophelia
  • Cressida
  • Desdemona
  • Francisco
  • Ariel
  • Umbriel
  • Titania
  • Juliet
  • Portia
  • Rosalind
  • Mab
  • Belinda
  • Perdita
  • Puck
  • Cupid
  • Miranda
  • Caliban
  • Stephano
  • Trinculo
  • Sycorax
  • Margaret
  • Prospero
  • Setebos
  • Ferdinand


Neptune

Neptune has 14 named moons. One of Neptune's moons, Triton, is as big as to dwarf planet Pluto.

  • S/2004 N1
  • Triton
  • Nereid
  • Larissa
  • Proteus
  • Halimede
  • Naiad
  • Thalassa
  • Despina
  • Galatea
  • Psamathe
  • Sao Laomedeia
  • Neso


Pluto(No More Planet)

However, Pluto is no more termed as a Planet but we are still posting about its moon here just as for information point of view.

  • Charon
  • Nix
  • Hydra
  • Kerberos
  • Styx


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