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How many moons does the sun have?
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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.
Posted by ms-mcgregor on November 19, 2008 at 3:27 AM (Answer #1)
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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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Posted by linda-allen on November 19, 2008 at 3:35 AM (Answer #4)
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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.
Posted by jennypenny4134 on November 19, 2008 at 6:14 AM (Answer #2)
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It has no moons. Got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Posted by astrosonu on July 22, 2012 at 12:27 PM (Answer #10)
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.
Posted by astrosonuthird on August 11, 2012 at 8:45 AM (Answer #11)
Yeah! The sun has absulutly no moons.
Posted by astrosonuthird on October 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM (Answer #13)
yes absulutely correct.
Posted by astrosonuthird on October 23, 2012 at 7:30 AM (Answer #15)
No, if there would be moons of sun it would be a ball of fire.
Posted by astrosonuthird on November 4, 2012 at 8:18 AM (Answer #17)
The moons of the sun acts as their planets.
Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune
Posted by astrosonuthird on March 9, 2013 at 9:12 AM (Answer #20)
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0. the sun has 0 moons
Posted by bbehaghel on June 24, 2011 at 2:33 AM (Answer #6)
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The sun has no moons
Posted by kavthuv on February 18, 2012 at 5:08 PM (Answer #7)
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.
Posted by terrence958 on May 15, 2013 at 3:47 AM (Answer #21)
Posted by astrosonuthird on May 29, 2013 at 10:49 AM (Answer #22)
0, because the sun is a star, not a planet.
Posted by gelsaied on September 24, 2013 at 2:55 AM (Answer #23)
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The sun has no moons. Sun is a star!
Posted by Yojana_Thapa on January 27, 2014 at 12:46 AM (Answer #24)
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.
Posted by maria-vivanco on January 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM (Answer #25)
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The sun has no moons.
Posted by Jyotsana on February 22, 2014 at 11:03 PM (Answer #26)
If the sun did have any moon(s), the moon(s) would be evaporated! So NO! lol
Posted by lovepeacea on July 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM (Answer #18)
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.
Posted by supernova1234 on October 8, 2012 at 9:11 AM (Answer #12)
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
Posted by mproxas on October 22, 2012 at 1:51 PM (Answer #14)
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.
Posted by courtypoo111 on November 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM (Answer #16)
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