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How many moons does each planet have?  name of the moons

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than | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 10, 2010 at 9:50 PM via web

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How many moons does each planet have?

 

name of the moons

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

Posted January 10, 2010 at 10:19 PM (Answer #1)

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Seems like this would be an easy question for you to find the answer yourself. In fact, if you had typed your question into the search box on the eNotes home page, you would have been directed to a page on eNotes titled "Space--How Many Moons Does Each Planet Have"? I have typed some of that info for you here. If you want to know the names we have given to each of the many moons, then click on the link in the Sources section and check out that page.

Mercury--0 moons

Venus--0 moons

Earth--1 moon

Mars--2 moons

Jupiter--16 moons     

Saturn--18 moons

Uranus--15 moons

Neptune--8 moons

Pluto--1 moon

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted January 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM (Answer #2)

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Moons, also called satellites, are heavenly bodies that circle planets. IN our solar system seven of the planets have moon circling them. The names of these planets with number of moon that each of them have are listed below.

  1. Earth    ...   1.  This is called Moon
  2. Pluto     ...   1. This satellite is named Charon.
  3. Mars      ...   2. These are named Phobos and Deimos.
  4. Neptune ...   8. Only two of these can be seen by telescope on earth. These are named Titon and Nereid.
  5. Uranus   ...  15. Largest five of these are named Titania, Ariel, Miranda, Puck and Portia
  6. Jupiter   ...  16. Four of the largest of these are called Io, Europa, Ganymede ,and Callisto.
  7. Saturn   ...  18. Largest five of these are named Titan, Iapetus, Rhea, Dione and Tithys.

There are no known satellites or moons of Mercury and Venus.

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vidushi001 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 6, 2011 at 4:33 PM (Answer #4)

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  1. There are no known satellites or moons of Mercury and Venus.
  2. Earth    ...   1.   called Moon
  3. Pluto     ...   1.  named Charon.
  4. Mars      ...   2. named Phobos and Deimos.
  5. Neptune ...   8. Only two of these can be seen by telescope on earth. These are named Titon and Nereid.
  6. Uranus   ...  15. Largest five of these are named Titania, Ariel, Miranda, Puck and Portia
  7. Jupiter   ...  16. Four of the largest of these are called Io, Europa, Ganymede ,and Callisto.
  8. Saturn   ...  18. Largest five of these are named Titan, Iapetus, Rhea, Dione and Tithys.
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lovepeacea | Student | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM (Answer #5)

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Well, considering the fact that none of the planets have the same number of moons, and Pluto isn't really a planet no more (but listed below), Here is a little quick introduction~~~

 

Mercury--0 moons

Venus--0 moons

Earth--1 moon

Mars--2 moons

Jupiter--16 moons     

Saturn--18 moons

Uranus--15 moons

Neptune--8 moons

Pluto--1 moon

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arnav001 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 13, 2012 at 7:41 PM (Answer #6)

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Mercury--0 moons

Venus--0 moons

Earth--1 moon

Mars--2 moons

Jupiter--16 moons

Saturn--18 moons

Uranus--15 moons

Neptune--8 moons

Pluto--1 moon

 

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triteamdan | Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM (Answer #7)

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No one knows.  New moons are discovered around the outer planets with fair regularity, the most recent of which was a fourth moon of Pluto's  Please note that there have also been new planets discovered recently (reclassified as dwarf planets) some of which also have moons.

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astrosonu | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 22, 2012 at 12:18 PM (Answer #9)

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Hello! Most of the planets in our solar system have moons instead of Mercury and Venus. Our planet has one, Mars has 2, Jupiter has 16, Saturn has 63, Uranus has 27, Neptune 13 and pluto (not regarded as a planet) has 3 moons.

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bbehaghel | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 24, 2011 at 2:35 AM (Answer #10)

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None have the same amount. As the answers above say, it ranges from 1 to 18 moons... 

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lovepeacea | Student | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:46 AM (Answer #11)

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We have 1 moon and Jupiter has 16:D

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academy633 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted March 27, 2012 at 4:13 AM (Answer #12)

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Some would argue that the earth has no moons, as we are on a double planet. 

The path of the earth-moon system around the sun is always concave, different from every other satellite in the solar system.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbit_of_the_Moon#Path_of_Earth_and_Moon_around_Sun

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nikiforevaeny | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 15, 2012 at 8:40 AM (Answer #13)

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Planet

Moons

  Names of Moons

Earth

1

Luna

Mars

2

PhobosDeimos

Jupiter

63

IoEuropaGanymedeCallisto (Galilean moons);
AmaltheaHimaliaElaraPasiphae,SinopeLysitheaCarmeAnankeLeda;
MetisAdrastea (shepherd moons);
Thebe, Callirrhoe, Themisto, Kalyke, Iocaste, Erinome, Harpalyke, Isonoe, Praxidike, Megaclite, Taygete, Chaldene, Autonoe, Thyone, Hermippe, Eurydome, Sponde, Pasithee, Euanthe, Kale, Orthosie, Euporie, Aitne
(+ 25 other moons)

Saturn

61

TitanRheaIapetusDioneTethys,EnceladusMimasHyperion;
PrometheusPandora (shepherd moons);
PhoebeJanusEpimetheusHelene,TelestoCalypsoAtlasPanYmir,PaaliaqSiarnaqTarvosKiviuqIjiraq,ThrymrSkathiMundilfariErriapo,AlbioroxSuttung (+ 30 other moons)

Uranus

27

CordeliaOphelia(shepherd moons);
BiancaCressidaDesdemonaJuliet,PortiaRosalindBelindaPuckMiranda,ArielUmbrielTitaniaOberonCaliban,SycoraxProsperoSetebosStephano, Trinculo (+ 6 unnamed moons)

Neptune

13

TritonNereidNaiadThalassaDespina,LarissaProteusGalatea (shepherd moon) (+ 5 unnamed moons)

Pluto

3

Charon, Hydra, Nix

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astrosonuthird | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 4, 2012 at 11:09 AM (Answer #15)

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The planet Mercury has no moons.

,,      ,,       Venus   ,,    ,,     ,,

,,      ,,      Earth   has 1 moon.

 

etc

etc

etc

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terrence958 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 15, 2013 at 3:51 AM (Answer #17)

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Mercury: 0

Venus: 0

Earth: 1

Mars: 2

Jupiter: around 60

Saturn: around 20

Uranus: around 20

Neptune: around 10

Pluto (dwarf planet): like...3

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zumba96 | TA , Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted April 30, 2014 at 3:13 AM (Answer #18)

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Mercury 0 
Venus 0 
Earth 1 
Mars 2 - Phobos and Deimos
Ceres 0 
Jupiter 63 (4 Largest)-Io, Europa, Ganymede ,and Callisto

Saturn 61 - Titan, Iapetus, Rhea, Dione and Tithys (Largest 5)

Uranus 32 - (Largest 5) Titania, Ariel, Miranda, Puck and Portia
Neptune 18 - Titon and Nereid (2 seen)
Pluto 3 -Charon

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 16, 2014 at 6:48 PM (Answer #19)

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Mercury: 0

Venus: 0

Earth: (1) Earth's Moon

Mars: (2) Phobos, Deimos

Jupiter: (63) Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Amalthea, Himalia, Elara, Pasiphae, Sinope, Lysithea, Carme, Ananke, Leda, Thebe, and more


Saturn: (63) Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea, Titan, Hyperion, Iapetus, Erriapus, Phoebe, Janus, Epimetheus, Helene, Telesto, Calypso, Kiviuq, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Pan, Yimir, Paaliaq, and more

Uranus (27) Coredelia, Ophelia, Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Mab, and more

Neptune (12) Nalad, Nereid, and more

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kevin0001 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 6:14 AM (Answer #20)

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The number of moons vary from planet to planet. Only two planets have no moon. 

Mercury has no moon.

Venus also has no moon. 

Earth has one moon.

Mars has 2 moons called Phobos and Deimos.

Jupiter has 67 moons, the most out of the planets in our solar system.Some moons such as Io and Europa are included on this planet.

Saturn has 62 moons, the second planet to have the most moons. There are Pandora, Atlas, and much more.

Uranus has 27 moons.

Neptune has 14 moons. 

Finally, Pluto has 3 moons called Charon, Hydra, and Nix.

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parama9000 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 12:50 PM (Answer #21)

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Astronomers have found 146 moons thus far in our solar system.

Saturn has 53 known moons.

Jupiter has 50 known moons.

Uranus has 27 known moons.

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strwbrry16 | TA , Grade 5 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:17 AM (Answer #22)

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Mercury has no satellites or moons.

Venus has no satellites or moons.

Earth has one moon.

Mars has two moons (Phobos and Deimos).

Jupiter has 28 moons.

Saturn has 18 moons. Some of its moons are Titan, Enceladus, Iapetus, Mimas, Hyperion, and Dione and Tethys.

Uranus has 20 satellites. Three of them are the Titania, Cordelia, and Miranda.

Neptune has eight known satellites. Two of them namely Triton and Nereid can be seen by telescopes on the earth.

Pluto has one satellite named Charon.

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astrosonuthird | Student | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 4, 2012 at 8:51 AM (Answer #16)

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All the planets in our solar system does not have same number of moons. All the planets have different number of moons.

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