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Moons of the Solar System

Moons of the Solar System As of November 2014, there are 180 known natural moons orbiting planets in our Solar System. 172 moons orbit the "full-size" planets (Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), while 8 moons orbit the smaller "dwarf planets" (Pluto, Haumea, and Eris). The ten biggest moons in our Solar System are, from big to biggest, Oberon, Rhea, Titania, Triton, Europa, The Moon, lo, Callisto, Titan and Ganymede. Scott S. Sheppard is an astronomer in the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institution for Science, and has been involved in the discovery of more moons than anyone else in history - 48 for Jupiter, 25 for Saturn, and one each for Neptune and Uranus. Saturn - 61 Jupiter - 67 Pan Erriapus Skoll Metis Aitne Daphnis Adrastea Kale Atlas Siarnaq Tarqeq S/2004 S 13 Amalthea Teygete S/2003 J 19 Chaldene S/2003 J 15 Prometheus Thebe Pandora lo Epimetheus Greip Hyrrokkin Europa Ganymede Callisto Janus S/2003 J 10 Aegaeon Jamsaxa S/2003 J 23 Mimas Tarvos Themisto Erinome Mundilfari S/2006 S1 S/2004 S 17 Bergelmir Methone Leda Aoede Kallichore Kalyke Anthe 1 Himalia Pallene Lysithea Enceladus Elara Carme Tethys Narvi S/2000 J 11 Саaгpo S/2003 J 12 Callirrhoe Telesto Suttungr Eurydome S/2011 J2 Calypso Hati Dione S/2004 S 12 Euporie S/2003 J3 S/2003 J 18 Pasithee Helene Farbauti S/2010J 1 Polydeuces Thrymr Aegir S/2007 53 Bestla Kore Rhea S/2011 J 1 S/2010 J2 Cyllene Eukelade Titan Нурerion lapetus Kiviug ljiraq Thebxinoe S/2004 S7 S/2006 5 3 S/2003 J 4 Pasiphae Hegemone Euanthe Moon - 1737.1km Helike Fenrir Orthosie Arche Io-1818.1km- Phoebe Surtur locaste Isonoe Paaliaq Callisto - 2408,4km S/2003 J 9 Kari S/2003 J 16 Skathi Ymir Praxidike S/2003 J 5 Sinope Sponde Autone Megaclite S/2003 J2 Albiorix Titan - 2575.5km Loge Fornjot Harpalyke S/2007 S 2 Mneme -Ganymede - 2634.1km Hermippe Thyone Ananke Bebhionn Herse Uranus - 27 Cordelia Ariel Ophelia Mars - 2 Umbriel Titania Bianca Cressida Oberon Phobos Desdemona Francisco Deimos Juliet Caliban Portia Stephano Rosalind Trinculo Earth - 1 Cupid Sycorax Margaret Prospero Belinda The Moon/Luna Perdita Puck Mab Miranda Setebos Ferdinand • Ganymede is the largest of al the moons - bigger than Mercury, Pluto, and three times larger than Earth's moon. Planet - 4 Neptune - 14 Pluto - 5 Haumea - 2 Eris - 1 - Triton orbits Neptune opposite the direction all Neptune's other Charon Arche Dysnomia Naiad Triton Charon Namaka • lo features over 400 active vokanoes. moons. Skathi Nio Thalassa Nereid Styx Hi'laka Despina Halimede Nix - A leading theory suggests that a Mars-sized object hit Earth 4.5 billion years ago- the debris from the collision accumulating Bold moon is the Galatea Sao Kerberos • Titan is the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere. Laomedeia Psamathe EARTH largest of the system Larissa Hydra S/2004 N 1 • Callisto is similar in size to Mercury, but only 1/3 the mass. Planet name - of moons Proteus Neso ARCHIVES into the Moon. Moons listed in order of distance to their parent planet, closest to farthest.

Moons of the Solar System

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The idea to present the moons of the Solar System, of which there are hundreds, in a single infographic.

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