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

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linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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

triteamdan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

krishna-agrawala | Student

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.

vidushi001 | Student
  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.
astrosonu | Student

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.

arnav001 | Student

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

 

lovepeacea | Student

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

obsessedwithspace | Student

In Space, there are millions of moons, so we may not know all of them.

A few known ones are:

Luna (Our/Earth's moon; often referred to as simply "the Moon")

Triton (Neptune)

Proteus (Neptune)

Oberon (Uranus)

Titania (Uranus)

Umbriel (Uranus)

Ariel (Uranus)

Miranda (Uranus)

Iapetus (Saturn)

Titan (Saturn)

Rhea (Saturn)

Dione (Saturn)

Tethys (Saturn)

Enceladus (Saturn)

Mimas (Saturn)

Callisto (Jupiter)

Ganymede (Jupiter)

Europa (Jupiter)

Io (Jupiter)

Demios (Mars)

Phobos (Mars)

As you may have noticed, no moons for Venus and Mercury have been named. This is because no moons have been identified in their orbit. Scientists are trying to figure out why, but it's most likely to be because of how close they are to Sol (the sun). I hope that this has helped you and everyone who views this page. If not, I apologise for any false information that I might have accidentally written. Don't judge, I'm only 10!

 

Bye, friends ^-^

 

Information found on Solar Explorer 3D, whose source is Wikipedia. (SE3D available free on most devices).

 

parama9000 | Student

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.

kevin0001 | Student

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.

jess1999 | Student

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

zumba96 | Student

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

terrence958 | Student

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

astrosonuthird | Student

The planet Mercury has no moons.

,,      ,,       Venus   ,,    ,,     ,,

,,      ,,      Earth   has 1 moon.

 

etc

etc

etc

nikiforevaeny | Student

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

academy633 | Student

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

lovepeacea | Student

We have 1 moon and Jupiter has 16:D

xbbe | Student

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

astrosonuthird | Student

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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