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How many moons does the sun have?

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punkydoolikeyou | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 19, 2008 at 3:08 AM via web

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How many moons does the sun have?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 19, 2008 at 3:27 AM (Answer #1)

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Our sun has no moons. It has planets that revolve around it and the moons then revolve around the planets. Currently, most scientists consider eight objects that orbit the sun to be planets but some also include Pluto and other dwarf planets that have been recently discovered. Currently, we know of 166 moons that orbit around the eight large planets in our solar system.

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 19, 2008 at 3:35 AM (Answer #4)

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The sun doesn't have any moons. A moon is a natural satellite that orbits around a planet. Since the sun is classified as a star and not as a planet, it has no moons. There are 9 planets that orbit around the sun--Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. A few years ago, astronomers decided that Pluto is too small to be considered a planet, even though it does have moons. Now it is called a dwarf planet. Since 2005, two more dwarf planets, Eris and Ceres, have been discovered in our solar system.

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jennypenny4134 | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted November 19, 2008 at 6:14 AM (Answer #2)

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The sun does not have its own moons. A moon is a natural satellite that orbits a planet. The sun is a star and has many satellites including planets, planetoids, asteroids, and comets. Of the planets in the solar system Earth has one moon; Mars has two, Jupiter 62, Saturn 33, Uranus 27 and Neptune 13. Pluto is generally no longer thought of as a planet, but if you are calling it a planet it has one moon. Mercury and Venus do not have moons.

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted August 11, 2012 at 8:45 AM (Answer #11)

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The sun has no moons it has its planets. I think the planets that are orbiting the sun, you think is the moons of the sun. It is not.

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gelsaied | Student, College Freshman | Honors

Posted September 24, 2013 at 2:55 AM (Answer #23)

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0, because the sun is a star, not a planet.

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Yojana_Thapa | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:46 AM (Answer #24)

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The sun has no moons. Sun is a star!

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maria-vivanco | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM (Answer #25)

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The sun doesn't have any moons because it isn't a planet, its a star. Moons are natural satellites that orbit around a planet. For example, earth (we) have 1 moon, mars has 2 moons, Saturn has 60 moons, etc. The sun doesn't have any moons because it is a star. 

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Jyotsana | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted February 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM (Answer #26)

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The sun has no moons.

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted June 16, 2014 at 2:17 AM (Answer #27)

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The sun has no moon since the sun itself is a star . If the sun did have a moon it would be like a moon having a moon. The only planets that have moon are Earth (1), Mars (2), Jupiter (50), Saturn (53), Uranus (27) , and Neptune (13).

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crystaltu001 | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 7, 2014 at 1:07 AM (Answer #28)

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The sun doesn't have any moons at all, it is not a planet

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taangerine | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 14, 2014 at 4:43 AM (Answer #29)

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The Sun has no moons. Only planets have moons. The sun is not a planet, but a star. On the side note, there are many moons in our solar system. The moons revolve around planets, and the planets revolve around the sun! 

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Wiggin42 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 14, 2014 at 11:51 AM (Answer #30)

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A moon is defined as a natural satellite that revolves around a planet. So by the very definition itself, the Sun cannot have moons. However, it does have 8 planets that revolve around it in a similar fashion to how moons revolve around planets. The planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune (in that order). Of these planets, Venus and Mercury do not have moons.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 30, 2014 at 3:38 AM (Answer #31)

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The sun has no moon. The moon is defined as a satellite that revolves around a planet, and the sun is not a planet.

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battmart619 | eNoter

Posted June 5, 2009 at 12:48 AM (Answer #5)

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The sun has no moons

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bbehaghel | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted June 24, 2011 at 2:33 AM (Answer #6)

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0. the sun has 0 moons

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kavthuv | Student, Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted February 18, 2012 at 5:08 PM (Answer #7)

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The sun has no moons

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astrosonu | Student | Valedictorian

Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM (Answer #10)

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It has no moons.  Got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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terrence958 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted May 15, 2013 at 3:47 AM (Answer #21)

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The sun has no moons. If it did, the moons would burn up. it is the planets that have moons execpt Mercury and Venus. They have no moons.

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astrosonuthird | Student | Valedictorian

Posted May 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM (Answer #22)

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The sun's natural satellites are its planets.
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parama9000 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 1:25 PM (Answer #32)

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There are no moons as the Sun is not a planet.

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kevin0001 | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted August 4, 2014 at 5:16 AM (Answer #33)

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The Sun actually has no moons at all. It is a giant star with scorching hot temperatures. Even if the Sun doesn't have moons, it has planets that orbit it, and on those planets are moons, asteroids, comets, and other space items. The Sun, along with Mercury and Venus have no moons.

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lovepeacea | Student | Salutatorian

Posted July 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM (Answer #18)

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If the sun did have any moon(s), the moon(s) would be evaporated! So NO! lol

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supernova1234 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM (Answer #12)

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The sun has no moons, neither do Venus or Mercury, It is simply too hot for them to form, They would instantly evaporate, There are currently 166 moons that have been found in the solar system. With currently Earth having 1, Mars having 2, Jupiter having 62, Saturn having 33, Uranus having 27 and Neptune having 13.

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Posted March 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM (Answer #19)

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The sun doesn't have moons. Instead it has planets, natural satellites; things like comets, asteroids and meterors. If you had meant to say satellites, then the sun has millions. 

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mproxas | Student | eNoter

Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:51 PM (Answer #14)

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I think the sun has no moons becaue a moon is a natural statellite that revolves around aplanet an since te sun is a star and not a planet, the sun has no moons

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courtypoo111 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted November 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM (Answer #16)

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The Sun actually has no moons.  If it had a moon it would burn it to death because the Sun is a big ball of hot gas.

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