Moons

Moons

  • The Moon

    the Moon was probably made 4.5 billion years ago when a large object hit the Earth and blasted out rocks that came together to orbit round the Earth. They eventually melted together, cooled down and became the Moon. For another 500 million years pieces of rock kept striking aginst the surface of the Moon. ...
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  • IO

    Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System and has at least 16 large moons and even more very small ones. Four of Jupiter’s
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  • Phobos

    Mars has two moons. The first of these moons is Phobos, named for a character in the legendary piece of Greek literature, The Iliad. Phobos was discovered in 1877 by Asaph Hall and at first glance looks very little like our moon we see every night above the trees.
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  • Deimos

    Deimos ( Dee-Mos) is the second of two moons orbiting Mars. It is considered the second moon because it is much farther away from Mars than the first moon, Phobos. It is still a bit strange compared to our Moon which is generally round and follows a set pattern around the Earth. Deimos...
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  • Europa

    The planet Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System and has a huge number of moons that orbit around it.
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  • Ganymede

    Ganymede is one of the many satellites, or moons, that orbit round the great planet, Jupiter. None of these moons can be seen with the naked eye but the four...
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  • Callisto

    Jupiter is the giant of the Solar System and has something like 50 or more satellites. A satellite is something that orbits around a body in space.
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