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Interesting Facts About Natural Satellite

Shraboni Sen Kar Nov 05, 2020
Natural satellites have fascinated people ever since we looked up at the night sky. It orbits a planet or other body larger than itself and which is not man-made. The Moon, and other moons around the planets are also natural satellites.
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Ganymede is the largest and most massive moon in the Solar System. Its diameter is 5,268 km, 0.41 times that of Earth.
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Recently, it has been discovered that Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most numbers of satellites. 20 new natural satellites were discovered orbiting the ringed planet, bringing its total to 82.
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Titan is the largest satellite of Saturn. It is the only satellite known to have a dense atmosphere, and the only object in space, other than Earth, where clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid have been found.
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Pluto is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. It has 5 natural satellites.
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The discovery of the two Mars satellites dates back to the late 1800s, by Asaph Hall, who observed the two moons through a telescope at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
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Callisto is the second-largest moon of Jupiter, after Ganymede. It is the third-largest moon in the Solar System after Ganymede. It is named after one of Zeus's many lovers in Greek mythology
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Mercury and Venus have no natural satellites, or at least none that can be detected to a diameter of 1.6 km (1.0 mi).
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Oberon is the natural satellite of the planet Uranus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1787; Oberon is named after the mythical king of the fairies who appears as a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Mt Leibnitz (35,000 ft.)is the highest point on Moon, situated on the south pole of the moon.
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Titania is the eighth largest natural satellite in the Solar System. Rhea is the ninth-largest natural satellite in the Solar System. Oberon isĀ  the tenth largest natural satellite of the Solar System.
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Io is the fourth-largest natural satellite in the Solar System. It has the highest density of all the moons, and has the least amount of water of any known astronomical object in the Solar System.
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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.
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Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface on July 21 at 02:56 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft.
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