Category Archives: Scientific

Moons of Pluto

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.
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Charon
Nix
Hydra
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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.

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Moons of Uranus

It’s pronounced like urine-us, not your-anus.

Uranus has 27 known moons, named after characters in plays.
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Cordelia
Ophelia
Bianca
Cressida
Desdemona
Juliet
Portia
Rosalind
Cupid
Belinda
Perdita
Puck
Mab
Miranda
Ariel
Umbriel
Titania
Oberon
Francisco
Caliban
Stephano
Trinculo
Sycorax
Margaret
Prospero
Setebos
Ferdinand
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Moons of Saturn

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.

*Mimas
*Enceladus
*Tethys
*Dione
*Rhea
*Titan
*Iapetus

Moons of Jupiter

Holy crap! Jupiter has 63 confirmed moons! Jesus Allah Buddha Spider-Man Odin Mr. Magoo!
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Metis
Adrastea
Amalthea
Thebe
Io
Europa
Ganymede
Callisto
Themisto
Leda
Himaliya
Lysithea
Elara
S/2000 J 11 (I’d like to read the Greek myth this name came from.)
Carpo
S/2003 J 12
Euporie
S/2003 J 3
S/2003 J 18
Thelxinoe
Euanthe
Helike (I guess she doesn’t like or is indifferent)
Orthosie
Iocaste
S/2003 J 16
Praxidike
Harpalyke
Mneme
Hermippe
Thyone
Ananke
Herse
Aitne
Kale
Taygete
S/2003 J 19
Chaldene
S/2003 J 15
S/2003 J 10
S/2003 J 23
Erinome
Aoede
Kallichore
Kalyke
Carme
Callirrhoe
Eurydome
Pasithee
Kore
Cyllene
Eukelade
S/2003 J 4
Pasiphaƫ
Hegemone
Arche (No Bette or Veronice, I suppose)
Isonoe
S/2003 J 5
S/2003 J 9
Sinope
Sponde
Autonoe (So don’t bother asking)
Megaclite
S/2003 J 2
AND FINALLY… oh, that’s it.