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  • Moons Of Our Solar System
  • Uranus- Titania
    Uranus has 27 moons. Titania was discovered in 1787 by W. Herschel. Uranus has 26 other moons. Titania is 435,840 km away from Uranus. The diameter is 1,578 and it takes around nine days to orbit around the planet. Titania is the largest of Uranus’ moons.
  • Earth- Luna
    The Earth has only one moon, named
    Luna. The distance from Earth is
    384,400 km, and the diameter is 3,476 km. It takes this moon 27 days to orbit the planet Earth. Our moon is made from creators pounding into the surface. There is no atmosphere. The size of our moon is about the same size of Pluto.
  • Saturn- Calypso and Atlas
    Saturn has 60 moons. Atlas was discovered in
    the year 1980 by R. Terrile. Atlas is 137,640 km
    away from the planet Saturn. The diameter is 37x27 km and it takes about .602 days to orbit. Next is Calypso. Calypso was discovered by B. Smith in 1980. It’s 294,660 km away from Saturn and it takes 1,888 days to orbit this planet. It’s 30x16 km in diameter. the centers of Tethys, Saturn, and Calypso form an equilateral triangle. Atlas is a tiny moon orbiting just outside Saturn's A ring. It has a noticeable equatorial bulge, giving it a "flying saucer" shape, that may represent material accumulated from Saturn's rings.
  • Neptune- Triton
    Neptune is the last planet. Neptune has 13 moons. Triton being one of them is 354,800 km and the diameter is 2,705. It takes Triton about 6 days to orbit the planet Neptune. Only one moon, Triton, is large enough to have its own internal geology. Triton travels around Neptune backwards and could be a captured body from the Kuiper Belt. In fact, Triton may look a lot like Pluto.
  • Jupiter- Io
    Io-
    -The third largest moons of Jupiter.
    -Io was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei.
    -Io has more than 400 active volcanoes and Io is the most active body in the solar system.
  • Jupiter- Leda
    Leda-
    -Leda is Jupiter’s 10th moon.
    -Leda was discovered by Charles Kowal in 1974.
    -Leda was named after the mother of Helen of Troy in Greek mythology.
  • Jupiter- Kale
    Kale-
    -Kale was discovered in 2001 by astronomers of the University of Hawaii.
    -Kale is also known as XXXVII.
    -Kale is non-spherical.
  • Jupiter- Aitne
    Aitne-
    -Aitne was also discovered by astronomers of the University of Hawaii in 2001, led by Scott S. Sheppard.
    -Aitne is a part of the Carme group made up of irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter.
    -Aitne is also known as Jupiter XXXI.
  • Jupiter- Sponde
    Sponde-
    -Sponde was also discovered by astronomers of the University of Hawaii in 2001, led by Scott S. Sheppard.
    -Sponde is about 2 kilometers in diameter.
    -Sponde was also a part of Carme group made of irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter.
  • Uranus- Miranda
    Miranda (Uranus)
    This moon, Miranda, was one of the moons that Voyager II approached the closest. It is consisted of mainly fault canyons on its surface. Its average temperature is extremely cold, -336 degrees Fahrenheit. In 1948, Miranda was discovered by Gerard Kuiper.
  • Jupiter- Europa
    Europa (Jupiter)
    Europa is a moon named after a beautiful princess. It may have enough water to sustain not only simple but complex life. Europa is made of ice, which is believed to have ocean water beneath it because new ice is constantly formed, and its core is very hot. This moon was discovered by Simon Marius & Galileo Galilei in 1610.
  • Neptune- Nereid
    Nereid (Neptune)
    A moon of Neptune, Nereid is also known as “Neptune II.” It was discovered in 1949 by Gerard Kuiper. It has the most eccentric orbit in the solar system as well.
  • Mars- Phobos
    Phobos (Mars)
    Discovered by Asaph Hall in 1877, Phobos is one of Mars’ two moons. This moon is named after an attendant of the Roman god of war, Mars. It is best known by its largest crater believed to be created by a huge impact.
  • Saturn- Titan
    Titan (Saturn)
    Titan is a moon of the ringed gas planet Saturn. It is the second largest moon in the solar system. It is the only known moon to have an atmosphere. Its atmosphere is thicker than Earth! In fact, it is so thick that scientists have never been able to get an image of Titan’s surface. All they can see is the orange atmosphere. But what they do know is that it consists mainly of ice and has very low temperatures of
    -228 degrees Fahrenheit. It is thought that there is a small chance of life on Titan.
  • Bibliography
    "Table of Moons in our Solar System." Windows to the Universe. Randy Russell, 9 Oct. 2008. Web. 11 Jan. 2010.
    <http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/moons_table.html>.
    http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/moons_table.html
    http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/uranus/titania.html
    http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/38_Leda
    http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Jup_Leda
    http://www.freebase.com/view/en/aitne