I know it’s not technically a planet any more, but it was for most of my life, and it has moons, so it counts for this series. Pluto has three known moons.
Fun fact: Pluto and Charon are tidally locked with each other, which means the same side of each always face each other. Earth’s moon is tidally locked with Earth, but it isn’t mutual as in the case of Pluto and Charon.
Hehe! It rhymes! Neptune has 13 moons.
It’s pronounced like urine-us, not your-anus.
Uranus has 27 known moons, named after characters in plays.
Saturn has approximately 60 moons, but 53 of them comprise only 0.04% of the mass orbiting the planet, according to wikipedia. Therefore, I will only list the 7 that are listed. If you don’t like me using Wikipedia as a source on this, get over yourself.
Holy crap! Jupiter has 63 confirmed moons! Jesus Allah Buddha Spider-Man Odin Mr. Magoo!
S/2000 J 11 (I’d like to read the Greek myth this name came from.)
S/2003 J 12
S/2003 J 3
S/2003 J 18
Helike (I guess she doesn’t like or is indifferent)
S/2003 J 16
S/2003 J 19
S/2003 J 15
S/2003 J 10
S/2003 J 23
S/2003 J 4
Arche (No Bette or Veronice, I suppose)
S/2003 J 5
S/2003 J 9
Autonoe (So don’t bother asking)
S/2003 J 2
AND FINALLY… oh, that’s it.
Mars has two moons: Phobos and Deimos. They were named after two sons of Mars, the Roman god of war. They are thought to be captured satellites rather than a piece of the planet that had broken free by a great force like the most popular theory of Earth’s moon.
Earth has one moon that is made of green cheese. It doesn’t have a fancy name. We just call it “the moon”, though past civilizations have probably given names to it.