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Which planet has moons named?

Which planet has moons named?

Selected Moons of the Planets
Planet (moons) Satellite Name Discovery
Jupiter (67) Callisto Galileo (1610)
Himalia Perrine (1904)
Saturn (62) Pan Voyager (1985)

Which planet has the craziest moon name?

The Strangest Moon In The Solar System

  • The two-toned Iapetus is the strangest known moon in all the Solar System.
  • The ringed planet, Saturn, contains a number of interesting Moons.
  • A side-view of Iapetus’ orbit, compared with the other large moons of Saturn.

Why is Triton the only moon in the Solar System?

It is unusual because it is the only large moon in our solar system that orbits in the opposite direction of its planet’s rotation―a retrograde orbit. Scientists think Triton is a Kuiper Belt Object captured by Neptune’s gravity millions of years ago.

Where did the Saturnian moon Titan get its name?

Saturnian moons are named after mythological giants. The name Titan comes from the Titans, a race of immortals in Greek mythology.

Is it possible for Titan to have a moon?

Titan has no known moon, but it’s possible for a moon to have moons. Titan has no rings, but some of Saturn’s moons may have had rings in the past, while some of Saturn’s moons create rings around the planet. Three other spacecraft—Pioneer 11, and Voyagers 1 and 2—studied Titan while flying by Saturn.

Which is the largest moon in the Solar System?

Triton is the largest natural satellite of the planet Neptune, and the first Neptunian moon to be discovered. The discovery was made on October 10, 1846, by English astronomer William Lassell. It is the only large moon in the Solar System with a retrograde orbit, an orbit in the direction opposite to its planet’s rotation.