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Moons of the Planets

About Mercury

Mercury is one rocky planets along with Venus, Earth and Mars. It is the smallest planet in the solar system. It has a thin atmosphere. Mercury takes 59 Earth Days to complete one full revolution. This planet mercury has no moons. Read More

Venus Moons

Venus was once thought to have a moon, named Neith after the chief goddess of Sais, Egypt, and first observed in the year by Giovanni Domenico Cassini. German astronomers called the moon Kleinchen (literally "tiny"), and patchy sightings by astronomers continued until 1892. Read More

Atmosphere Venus
Earth Moons

The Moon is the planet Earth's only usual satellite. It has no formal name other than "The Moon" although it is some times called as Luna, to distinguish it from the generic "moon". Its symbol is a crescent. Read More

Space Earth
Mars Moons

The Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of Mars and their orbits are seen from above Mars' North Pole. Both Phobos and Deimos are tidally locked with Mars, always pointing the same face towards it. Read More

Mythology Mars
Jupiter Moons

The outermost atmosphere of Jupiter is visibly segregated into several bands at different latitudes, which results in turbulence and storms. A prominent result is the Great Red Spot, a giant storm that is believed to have been existed since 17th century when it was first seen by telescope. Read More

Saturn Moons

Saturn has a large number of moons, 49 are currently confirmed, 34 of which have names. The precise figure will never be certain as the orbiting chunks of ice in Saturn's rings are all technically moons, and it is difficult to draw a distinction between a large ring particle and a tiny moon. Read More

Saturn Exploration
Uranus Moons

William Herschel was the astronomer who discovered Uranus and its two moons. Just six years after discovering the planet, Oberon and Titania was found by the English skygazer in 1787. Uranus has 27 known moons. Read More

Neptune Moons

Neptune has 14 known moons. Among them, Triton is the largest Neptunian moon, consisting more than 99.5% of the mass. Just 17 days after the discovery of Neptune, William Lassell discovered Triton. Read More