Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Satellites (Natural)

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Jupiter: Moons
Offers overview, images and data on 63 of Jupiter's Moons. NASA Site Network

Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers
This page shows information about planetary bodies named by the IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN), and about bodies named by the IAU Committee on Small Body Nomenclature that have surface features named by the WGPSN.

Planetary Satellite Discovery Circumstances
The tables below show the discovery circumstances of planetary satellites officially recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). A total of 167 planetary satellites (not including Earth's moon) are represented below. References are listed where known. These data were last updated 2007-Dec-28.

Saturn: Moons
From the cloud-shrouded surface of Titan to crater-riddled Phoebe, each of Saturn's moons tells another piece of the story surrounding the Saturn system. NASA Site Network.

Table of Moons in our Solar System
As of June 2007, there are 169 known natural moons orbiting planets in our Solar System. 165 moons orbit the "full-size" planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune), while 4 moons orbit the smaller "dwarf planets" (Pluto, Eris, and Ceres).
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