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Moons of the planets

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The two moons of Mars are Phobos and Deimos (terror and fear in Greek), names derived from the son of the god Ares in Ancient Greece. The moons of Mars may well be captured asteroids from the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. In 2006, 63 were known moons of Jupiter, the record of the solar system.
In 2009, Saturn had 62 known moons, including Titan. Titan is larger than Mercury or Pluto.

 

Uranus has at least 13 main rings. Five were discovered in 1977 by observations of occultation of stars by Uranus. Six others were observed by Voyager 2 between 1985 and 1986. The last two were discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope in December 2005.
The rings of Uranus, barely visible particles are composed of one centimeter. Uranus has at least 27 natural satellites.

 

Neptune is surrounded by a ring system formed of rock and dust.
Five distinct rings were identified, including two very diffuse, at distances ranging from 42900 and 62900 km of the planet. In 2003, the number of satellites of Neptune was 13 and in 2013, a fourteenth moon was discovered on old photographs (2004-2009) taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Enceladus moon of SaturnPhobos will crash on Mars
Eruptions of ice
geysers on Enceladus ...
Phobos will crash
on Mars...
  
Europe moon of Jupiterio moon of Jupiter
Europa, one of the four
Jupiter's Galilean...
Io, one of the four
Jupiter's Galilean...
  
Japet moon of Saturnedione moon of Saturne
The equatorial
pudding, of Iapetus ...
Dione, water and ice...
  
mimas moon of saturnMoon of the Earth
Mimas,
the small sphere...
Companion
of our nights...
  
the moons of Neptune and Triton's geysersTitan and Dione viewed by cassini
Moons of Neptune
and Triton's geysers...
Titan and Dione
seen by cassini...
  
Craters of the Moonmascons or gravitational anomalies of the Moon
Large craters
on the Moon...
Gravitational anomalies
of the Moon, the mascons...
  
Roche limitSupermoon
Roche limit or limit
not to exceed...
Supermoon...
 
origins of the MoonThe moons of the solar system
Theory of impact
origin of the Moon...
Moons orbit in
the sphere of Hill...
  
AmaltheaDeimos moon of Mars
Amalthea, a remnant
block of Jupiter...
Deimos, the small
satellite of Mars...
  
illusion Of The Moonrhea moon of Saturn
The illusion
of the moon...
Little Rhea, very
close to Saturn ...
  
helene moon of SaturnTitania, moon of Uranus
Helene, the Trojan
small moon of Saturn...
Titania, queen
of the Fairies...
  
Blue Moonearthshine from the Moon
The blue Moon...
Earthshine,
evidence of the life...
  
Transit of the Moon in front the SunPluto and its satellites
Transit of the Moon
in front the Sun...
The Pluto system...
  
Hyperion moon of saturnSaturn moon encelade
Hyperion,
the wasp nest...
Enceladus
and its claw...
 
éclipse luneGanymede the largest moon of Jupiter
Lunar eclipses,
celestial match...
Ganymede the largest
moon of Jupiter...
  
phobos moon of marsTethys moon of Saturne
Phobos, the largest
moon of Mars...
Side of Tethys
in natural color ...
  
titan moon of SaturnOrbits of the moons of Jupiter
Titan's thick
atmosphere...
Two new moons
of Jupiter...
  
PrometheusTriton, seventh largest moon in the solar system
Prometheus, the
shepherding satellite...
Triton, the largest
moon of Neptune...
  
Miranda moon of UranusStickney crater on Phobos moon of Mars
Miranda must have had
a tumultuous past ...
Stickney crater
on Phobos...
  
Charon Pluto's large moonThe largest solar system objects
Charon will be visited
in 2015...
The 40 largest objects
in the Solar System...
 
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